LinkRound 1 - Both fighters trade, but George with the longer reach. Pellegrino's chin is high in the air and gets clipped. Both fighters back to their feet. The lack of head movement is costing Pellegrino big time on George's right. Left hand lands for Pellgrino. Pellegrino gets the TD. Both fighters back to their feet. Right hand by Pellegrino. Another right hand by George, but Pellegrino gets the TD. Mission control by George, but Pellegrino hits the classic stand-push-and-pass. 10-9 Sotiropoulos.
Round 2 - George attempting a standing single leg and lands it. Now George works for the pass, but Pellegrino recaptures full guard. Pellegrino tries to whizzer to stand and almost gets mounted. George in half guard working GNP. Pellegrino holding George with the half guard lockdown, but he's getting smashed with short shots. Pellegrino working to stand against the fence. George attempts a tight waist slam, but can't get it. There is still zero head movement from Pellegrino. Jumping knee to the body lands by Pellegrino. 10-9 Sotiropoulos.
Round 3 - Pellegrino just looks slow as the fighters trade in the middle. George landing nice jabs. Left hook by George, but a double leg by Pellegrino. Short but respectable GNP from Pellegrino. Pellegrino shakes free mission control, but both fighters are now on their feet. They clinch against the fence. At the bell Pellegrino drops George. 10-9 Pellegrino.
BloodyElbow.com scores the fight 29-28 George Sotiropoulos.
The judges score it 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for a unanimous decision win for George Sotiropoulous.