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UFC 114: Dong Hyun Kim Beats Amir Sadollah

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Amir Sadollah showed that he's still a relative novice in mixed martial arts Saturday at UFC 114, revealing a disappointing lack of takedown defense and a fairly unsophisticated ground game in a unanimous decision loss to Dong Hyun Kim.
Kim took Sadollah down early in the fight and kept him on his back for most of the first round. Sadollah showed off a good defensive guard, not allowing Kim to do a lot of damage or to pass into side control, but eventually Kim got Sadollah's back with less than a minute to go in the first round and almost sunk in a rear-naked choke. Sadollah managed to survive the round, but it was a round that Kim controlled.

The second round started the same way as the first, with Kim again putting Sadollah on his back, but this time it was even better for Kim, as he passed Sadollah's guard and got into side control. Surprisingly, Sadollah managed to get back up to his feet, but it wasn't long before Kim put him on his back once again. By the end of the round Kim had mounted Sadollah and totally dominated him once again.

It was more of the same in the third round, with Kim taking Sadollah down 30 seconds into the round. Sadollah did manage to get to his feet and throw a few strikes, but it was too little, too late. Kim won 30-27on all three judges' cards.

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