Peter Sobotta delivered another spectacular striking performance at UFC Stockholm, knocking out Ben Saunders in the second round.
Peter Sobotta has won three of his four UFC contests heading into UFC Stockholm, including an impressive victory against Nicolas Dalby in his last outing. Sobotta is a submission specialist, forcing 10 of his 16 victims to tap out.
Ben Saunders is also a submission specialist, training under Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu. The tutelage has done him well, as Saunders is the only man in UFC history to win via omoplata. This is Saunders’ third stint in the UFC, going 4-3 in the first one, 3-1 in the second, and 1-0 in the current run.
Sobotta knocked down Saunders not even 10 seconds after the initial bell. Saunders bounced up quickly and was out of trouble. Saunders tried developing his range with kicks, landing a hard one to the body. Both fighters exchanged straight punches and a cut exposed itself on the side of Saunders’ left eye that seemed to distract “Killa B.” Saunders landed a few hard body kicks in the midst of an answering combination from Sobotta.
A huge left hand landed for Sobotta and Saunders dropped like a sack of bricks. Sobotta jumped on top, landed some ground and pound, but Saunders quelled the onslaught with rubber guard, which is where the round ended.
Saunders pumped out some slow jabs to start the second round, and a quick one snapped the head of Sobotta backward. Yet another left hand rocked Saunders, but this time he didn’t go down. Sobotta pressed forward with a great number of punches, but a wobbly Saunders stayed on his feet.
A left hand over the top staggered Saunders again, but he did not fall down. Sobotta pressed forward, clinched up with Saunders and landed a huge knee to the chin up the middle that knocked down Saunders for good.