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George Sotiropoulos

George Sotiropoulos

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  • Name: George Sotiropoulos
  • MMA Record: 14-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
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  • Current Streak: 5 Losses
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1977.07.09
  • Last Fight: August 22, 2014 in TFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $205,000 USD
  • Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Vancouver, Washington
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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George Sotiropoulos MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Mike Ricci
14-6-0 9-4-0

Us Titan FC 29: Ricci vs. Sotiropoulos
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.08.22
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Wayne Spinola
Cancelled Bout Ryan Healy WFC 25 2014.07.26
Reason: Sotiropoulos Contract Issue
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us KJ Noons
14-5-0 11-7-0

Us UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.10.19
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 3 of 5, 10:41 Total

Gb Ross Pearson
14-4-0 13-6-0

Au UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.12.14
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Takanori Gomi UFC 144 2012.02.25
Reason: Sotiropoulos Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:59 Round 1 of 3

Br Rafael dos Anjos
14-3-0 14-5-0

Us UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.07.02
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#29 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Cancelled Bout Evan Dunham UFC 132 2011.07.02
Reason: Dunham Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

De Dennis Siver
14-2-0 17-7-0

Au UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.02.26
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.8 lbs (70.7 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
Win | Submission | Shoulder
2:43 Round 2 of 3, 7:43 Total

Us Joe Lauzon
13-2-0 19-5-0

Us UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.11.20
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mark Fennell
#14 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
#35 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 123 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Kurt Pellegrino
12-2-0 16-4-0

Us UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.07.03
Odds: -175 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Joe Stevenson
11-2-0 31-10-0

Au UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.02.20
Odds: +211 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 154.0 lbs (69.9 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#30 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 110 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:36 Round 2 of 3, 9:36 Total

Us Jason Dent
10-2-0 21-9-0

Us UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: -673 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Cancelled Bout Rob Emerson UFC 101 2009.08.08
Reason: Emerson Injury (cut)
Win | Submission | Shoulder
1:59 Round 2 of 3, 6:59 Total

Us George Roop
9-2-0 9-4-0

Us UFC 101: Declaration
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.08.08
Odds: -478 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Cancelled Bout Matt Grice UFC UFN 17 2009.02.07
Reason: Sotiropoulos Rib Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:24 Round 2 of 3, 7:24 Total

Am Roman Mitichyan
8-2-0 5-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 13: Florian vs. Lauzon
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.04.02
Odds: -211 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
Win | Submission | Choke
1:36 Round 1 of 3

Us Billy Miles
7-2-0 2-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.12.08
Odds: -361 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO
Exhibition Bout
2:59 Round 1 of 3

Us Thomas Speer
7-2-0 11-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.07.15
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Shoulder
Exhibition Bout
4:10 Round 1 of 2

Us Richie Hightower
7-2-0 7-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.07.05
Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs (76.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
Exhibition Bout
3:50 Round 1 of 2

Us Jared Rollins
7-2-0 8-3-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 6: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.06.29
Weigh-In: 168.5 lbs (76.4 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Armlock
3:27 Round 2 of 2, 8:27 Total

Kr Jung Hwan Cha
6-2-0 4-3-0

Kr Spirit MC 11: Invasion
Main Card | Middleweight | 176 lbs

2007.04.22
Loss | Disqualificaton

Jp Shinya Aoki
6-1-0 8-2-0

Jp Shooto
Main Card | Lightweight | 74 kg

2006.10.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Jp Shigetoshi Iwase

Jp Japan Regional

2006.08.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Au Kyle Noke

Au Warriors Realm FC

2006.02.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Sergio Lourenco

Gu Guam Regional

2006.01.27
Loss | Decision | Split

Au Kyle Noke

Au Warriors Realm FC

2005.07.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Br Marcio Bittencourt

Au Australia Regional

2004.12.18
Win | Submission | Armlock

Kelly Jacobs

Au Warriors Realm FC

2004.12.10
Win | Submission | Armlock

Au Gavin Murie

Gb Xtreme Fighting Championships

2004.11.20

George Sotiropoulos Wiki Update Wiki

A Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a Victoria State Amateur Boxing Champion, George Sotiropoulos has established himself over the past several years as one of the very best Australian professional mixed martial artists, and a budding star.


After running his professional record to 7-2 prior to joining The Ultimate Fighter 6 Welterweight Tournament in 2007, Sotiropoulous’s only career defeats had come to Kyle Noke—who competes in the middleweight division—in a decision loss he has since avenged, and a DQ loss to Shinya Aoki after kicking Aoki in the groin.


While he did not win The Ultimate Fighter 6 after being poked in the eye by Tommy Speer in the Semifinals of the show, Sotiropoulos did earn a win in his first official bout with the UFC after submitting Billy Miles with a Rear Naked Choke. Sotiropoulos went on to finish his next three UFC opponents before earning the biggest win of his career by defeating former top contender Joe Stevenson by Unanimous Decision in their match from UFC 110. The Stevenson match was held during the UFC’s first event in Sydney, Australia, and resulted in absolute crowd delirium as Sotiropoulos imposed his will on Stevenson throughout the fight, and got the better of a number of standup exchanges. In his next fight, the surging Sotiropoulos was paired with the equally hot Kurt Pellegrino to see which man would keep his winning streak alive. In a smooth, professional performance, Sotiropoulos took the decision, stifling "Batman's" offense for most of the affair.


Sotiropoulos's next fight would come in a Fight of the Night affair against Joe Lauzon at UFC 123. Sotiropoulos submitted Lauzon via kimura lock at the 2:43 mark of the 2nd round.


In his next UFC appearance, Sotiropoulos would face Dennis Siver in his home country of Australia at UFC 127. Sotiropoulos was unable to take the fight to the ground and lost a striking filled unanimous decision, giving him his first UFC loss.


At UFC 132, Sotiropoulos faced Jiu-Jitsu ace Rafael Dos Anjos. Dos Anjos quickly knocked Sotiropoulos out at 0:59 seconds in the first round.


Sotiropoulos had a bout scheduled at UFC 144 against Japanese fighter, Takanori Gomi. However, Sotiropoulos was forced out of the fight with an injury.


Selected as the Australian coach for the first UK vs Australia TUF, Sotiropoulos faced British coach Ross Pearson in a 5 round main event bout. After being knocked down in the first 2 rounds, Sotiropoulos finally succumbed to strikes in the 3rd round, giving him his 3rd straight UFC loss.


Sotiropoulos is best known for his aggressive and relentless Jiu-Jitsu style, including some of the most fluid guard passing in the UFC as well as a highly effective rubber guard. But Sotiropoulos also calls on an amateur boxing background to damage opponents with a rangy jab before taking the fight to the floor and looking for the submission. 

After a brilliant 7-0 start to his UFC career, George lost his next four fights and was released from the UFC in late 2013. 


The Ultimate Fighter 6

Episode 7 Sotiropoulos def. Jared Rollings by TKO at 3:48 of Round 1

Episode 10 Sotiropoulos def. Richie Hightower by Kimura at 4:07 of Round 1

Episode 12 Tom Speer def. Sotiropoulos by TKO at 2:57 of Round 1


Last updated 02.27.2014, 12:20 PM ET
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