UFC 116 Results: Hey Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn, George Sotiropoulos Is Coming

Robert GardnerSenior Analyst IJuly 3, 2010


After another dominating performance over another tough and talented lightweight contender, George Sotiropoulos is making his case for a shot at the UFC lightweight title.

For three rounds at UFC 116 Sotiropoulos thoroughly dominated a very game Kurt Pellegrino and while Pellegrino was able to land a big knee at the end of the third round there was never any doubt that Sotiopoulos would have his hand raised at the end of the fight.

Sotiropoulos utilized his superior technical boxing and dominating ground game to bring his UFC record to a perfect 6-0 and is now in the thick of the lightweight title hunt but he is still on the outside looking in.

UFC 118 in Boston will not only feature the rematch between BJ Penn and Frankie Edgar for the lightweight title but it will also determine who the next challenger for the belt is when Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard meet.

So, it looks as if Sotiropoulos will have to bide his time and win once more before he is granted his opportunity; an opportunity to prove to the world just how good he is.

He may not be a household name at the moment but be warned, George Sotiropoulos is for real and he has all the tools to beat anyone the UFC puts in front of him.