Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Spor
Dollaway's UFC career has been a rocky road, but every now and then, he hits a high point, and it is undeniably impressive. His calm under fire, his focus and his ability to capitalize on an opponent needlessly throwing caution to the wind were all precisely that in his win over Cezar Mutante.
Mutante stung him with a lead hook early and looked keen to score a finish, ignorant of the fact that stinging a guy isn't the same as hurting him. Dollaway stayed composed, tucked his chin and waited for the ill-timed barrage to slow before dropping his man with as good a combo as he's ever fired in the Octagon.
The win was a quality one, even if the opponent may have been more hype than substance. Getting by on veteran guile and a smart counterattack is a sign that Dollaway will probably be around for a while, even if he's never particularly close to the top of the division.