May 15, 2012; Fairfax, VA, USA; Amir Sadollah (right) forces Jorge Lopez (left) into the cage during the Korean zombie vs Poirier event at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
The co-main event of the UFC on FUEL TV 3: "Korean Zombie vs. Poirier" fight card going down in Fairfax, Virginia, tonight (Tues., May 15, 2012) showcased a pair of welterweights looking to rebound from recent losses as Amir Sadollah took on Jorge Lopez.
Sadollah, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner the promotion has been trying to turn into a star for years now, came in on a near year-long layoff after a hard fought loss to Duane Ludwig. Lopez, on the other hand, was defeated by Justin Edwards in his Octagon debut in September of last year.
Something had to give. Or you would think. But this was one of the worst fights of the year.
By the time it was over, the fans in attendance at the Patriot Center were just glad it was finished. Sadollah picking up the split decision victory was all but an afterthought.
Lopez, identified as a Wanderlei Silva protege, was popping a jab early. He was also the far more aggressive of the two fighters, pushing ahead and showing little to no regard for Sadollah's offense.
It wasn't long before they were in the clinch, where Amir had the edge. A submission attempt from Lopez was laughed off and the uneventful first round came to an end.
The second round began with a clinch and a restless crowd expressing its collective displeasure with a sound eerily similar to one a cow makes. Submission attempts were bandied about but that was only a brief glimpse of excitement in an otherwise dull affair.
Come round three, the two continued to engage in one of the most boring fights ever contested in a UFC cage. There was little action and by the time the horn sounded, the boos drown out the announcers telling us the match was finally, mercifully, over.
Sadollah wins. Moving along.
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