LinkRound 1 - Referee Kevin Dornan oversees the third bout of the evening. Southpaw Sobotta takes a jab. Wilks closes with a jab and a hard leg kick. Sobotta returns with a one-two. Wilks closing distance and weathering Sobotta's strikes. Wilks misses with a cross and the two lock up against the cage. Sobotta peels off with a hard left hand. Sobotta and Wilks trade front kicks and the two spill to the canvas. Wilks hints at a guillotine, but he quickly lets it go. Sobotta in Wilks' guard working body-body-head. Wilks angles for a triangle. Wilks quickly whips into an armbar and rolls the German over. He's got it, but Sobotta won't give up and manages to escape when he stands and pulls out. Sobotta attempts to return the favor with some strikes standing over Wilks, but no dice. Wilks lands a nice body shots as he corners Sobotta and Sobotta ties the action up at the cage edge. Wilks attempts a few takedowns, but he then drops to his back and locks up an oma plata. Sobotta escapes it and the two returns to their feet, where Sobotta immediately pressures against the cage. Wilks reverses and the two end the round in the clinch. MMAjunkie.com scores the round 10-9 for Wilks.
Round 2 - Sobotta lands a couple of nice punches in the first exchange of the round and bullies Wilks to the cage edge. They wrestle for position against the cage and Sobotta drops levels for a takedown. Wilks throws a knee and gets the German to back off. Sobotta peels off with a punch. Wilks immediately purses and lands a couple of nice punches as Sobotta retreats. Sobotta again ties the action up on the other side of the cage and the action stalls again. Sobotta wants that takedown, but jiu-jitsu specialist Wilks won't let him have it. Wilks lands a nice knee to the head from the clinch. Wilks reverses and gets a quick trip takedown at the cage edge, and he's immediately in mount. He hints at an arm triangle, but Sobotta scrambles and grabs his leg. Wilks escapes and grabs a guillotine. Sobotta's quickly out of it and the two briefly take north-south before Wilks stands out of it. He misses a high kick when Sobotta gets up. Wilks chases forward with punches and the two end the round up against the cage once again. MMAjunkie.com scores the round 10-9 for Wilks.
Round 3 - Wilks pushes his way in with punches and tags Sobotta a few times as the round gets underway. Sobotta defends as best he can on his bicycle and again, the two are locked up at the cage. Wilks scoops Sobotta up and looks like he's got the takedown, but Sobotta escapes. Wilks with a nice straight right. Sobotta goes for a takedown off a leg kick and Wilks grabs his leg as the two spill to the mat. But Sobotta is ready and takes Wilks' back in the subsequent scramble. Sobotta locks in a body triangle. Wilks fighting to control Sobotta's arms. Sobotta working to distract the native Brit. Sobotta stays on Wilks' back as the Brit tries to roll. Sobotta tries to use his right leg to snag Wilks' arm, but Wilks manages to spin out and take Sobotta's guard. Wilks works short elbows while Sobotta paws at his head. Wilks attempting ground and pound, but he's tied up in Sobotta's legs. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com scores the final frame for Sobotta, 10-9. But on the MMAjunkie.com card, the fight goes to Wilks by a score of 29-28. James Wilks def. Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 30-27)