The bout between Lopez and Sadollah was originally scheduled to take place UFC 143 back in February but both fighters were forced off the card due to suffering injuries.
Wand Fight Team product Lopez comes in to his second UFC fight needing a win after dropping a unanimous decision in his debut to Justin Edwards at UFC Fight Night 25. The loss snapped a 10-fight win streak for the welterweight stand-out who is currently 11-2 in his professional career with 5 wins coming by way of knockout.
Sadollah (5-3) burst in to the UFC back in 2008 on season 7 of “The Ultimate Fighter” but since winning the tournament has had trouble with consistency. Amir has the rarity of being able to say he has fought every single one of his professional fights so far under the UFC banner and was last seen in a losing effort to Duane Ludwig during the UFC on Versus 5 live card. The loss snapped the second two-fight win streak of his career.
With 13 combined decisions in their 21 professional fights so far this one could easily go the distance but it should be a very technical and interesting affair with stats showing that Sadollah’s best chance comes on the mat whilst Lopez’ will most likely want to keep the fight standing. It is also worth noting that neither fighter has lost two in a row so far in their careers.
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