At UFC 123 George Sotiropoulos was looking to continue his undefeated streak in the Octagon. He'd constantly improved his game since his time on The Ultimate Fighter and in Joe Lauzon he faced a man with well rounded skills who had also seen his share of UFC success. It was a great fight on paper and did live up to the billing.
Lauzon came out fast in the first round, throwing hard punches and winning the stand-up exchanges. Sotiropoulos had trouble finding the takedown throughout the majority of the round but his relentless pressure was visibly wilting Lauzon. George did finally manage to get the fight on the ground where he moved to mount shortly before the end of the round but he gave up position on a failed armbar attempt which resulted in Lauzon finishing the round on top landing big punches.
In the second round it was clear that Lauzon was gassed and Sotiropoulos didn't let him off the hook by constantly going to the body with hard punches. Lauzon then gave up the takedown and found himself locked in a deep kimura and forced to submit.
With the win it's only a matter of time before we see George get a lightweight title shot.