George Sotiropoulos was on an absolute tear coming into UFC 127, but Dennis Siver made sure that came to a grinding halt. The German used his size and kickboxing to stifle the Australian the entire night. In the first round, Siver hurt Sotiropoulos badly as he dropped Sotiropoulos twice with punches. It was clear that Sotiropoulos was still on wobbly legs as he went to his corner at the end of the round.
However, Sotiropoulos came out in the second round and performed much better as he landed a couple of solid right crosses against Siver. Sotiropoulos repeatedly tried to take Siver to the ground, but he was having none of it. Siver shrugged Sotiropoulos off each time like he was a little kid.
The third round still saw Sotiropoulos unsuccessful in taking Siver to the ground. Siver landed the cleaner strikes, and even landed a couple of his spinning back kicks. One of which was right before the final bell sounded.
It was a clear that Siver’s size was a huge factor in this fight. He was also able to land his leaping left hook multiple times as well as several kick variations. Siver was awarded the unanimous decision 29-28, 30-28, 30-27.