Round 1 - Referee Keith Peterson oversees this welterweight contest. Touch of gloves, and Sadollah goes high with a kick. He eats a low one. Front kick to follow, and Lopez instantly retorts. Lopez sneaks in a body shot, then a leg kick. Lopez with a double-jab, and Sadollah sneaks in an inside leg kick. Lopez with his own outside leg kick. Sadollah charges into the clinch and is immediately reversed. They trade knees, and Lopez eventually shucks Sadollah off. Lopez with a stiff jab. Sadollah closing, misses with a body kick. Same for a superman punch. Nice leg kick for Lopez, and he ducks under for a takedown, but can't get it. Against cage, Lopez works to turn the corner on a single-leg. Sadollah grabs his neck. Lopez lifts him high and deposits him on the mat. Nice elbow for Lopez. Sadollah inching his legs up. Lopez passes to half-guard, isolating Sadollah's right arm. Sadollah stands up, grabs a clinch and fires off a knee. Sadollah hints at his own takedown but reconsiders. Knees against the cage for Sadollah end the round. MMAjunkie.com scores the frame 10-9 for Lopez.
Round 2 - Sadollah pursues again and eats a body kick. Lopez grabs a clinch and pushes to the fence, where he works for a single-leg. Sadollah boxing his ears. Lopez still has the leg, but Sadollah sprawls and Lopez settles into the clinch. Sadollah with knees. Lopez replies. Sadollah breaks off and eats a jab. Sadollah with a nice left hand in close. Misses on the high kick follow-up. Front kicks for Sadollah, but misses charging in and is defending a single against the cage once again. Lopez lifts him up but can't complete it. Sadollah has his neck and cranks on it, but Lopez uses the attempt to wrestle Sadollah to the mat and attempts to take the back against the cage. He's got one hook in, and the hand fighting starts. Sadollah turns into him and works for a single. They stand, and Lopez escapes. They trade jabs. Body kick for Sadollah. Front kick follows. Lopez with a nice jab. Sadollah is pursuing, nice body shot lands. Less than a minute to go, and Sadollah is working from the outside. Lopez catches him on one leg and gets a takedown with 30 seconds on the clock. Sadollah scoots back to the cage and inches to his feet as Lopez holds a single. MMAjunkie.com scores the frame 10-9 for Sadollah.
Round 3 - Sadollah charges in and runs into Lopez's clinch. Lopez again working for the single, but he doesn't have it. Lopez tries again, and nearly exposes his neck again. Lopez manages to twist Sadollah to the mat, but Sadollah is back up. Lopez grabs a kimura and twists it, but Sadollah spins out. They break from the clinch, and Sadollah resumes his pursuit. Front kick to the face lands for Sadollah. Another punch flurry, and they clinch. A tired-looking Lopez pushes things to the cage and grabs a leg. Again, he exposes his neck, and Sadollah gives a crank. Lopez powers Sadollah to the mat and lands in guard. Sadollah active from the bottom with short shots while Lopez appears to be just hanging on. Lopez works to pass. Sadollah scoots his hips, but Lopez squares up. Lopez starts some offense with a few shots from up top. The audience boos, and referee Peterson restarts. Sadollah charges forward with punches and misses with a flying knee. Lopez uses that to stuff him against the cage with the single. Sadollah counters and trips Lopez to the mat. It's a brief stay, and Lopez is driving. Sadollah reverses against the fence and ends the frame chasing Lopez with punches. MMAjunkie.com scores the frame 10-9 for Lopez. Two judges see it for the hometown kid.Amir Sadollah def. Jorge Lopez via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)