Peter Sobotta

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Peter Sobotta
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Born (1987-01-11) January 11, 1987 (age 27)
Zabrze, Poland
Residence Germany
Nationality Polish
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 75.0
Fighting out of Geislingen, Germany
Team Planet Eater[1]
Trainer Dean Lister
Rank Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Years active 2004-Present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 14
By knockout 4
By submission 9
By decision 1
Losses 4
By submission 1
By decision 3
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Peter Sobotta (born January 11, 1987) is a Polish-German mixed martial artist who currently competes in the Welterweight division of the UFC.


Sobotta was born in Zabrze, Poland and grew up in the small German town of Balingen. His childhood hero was Jackie Chan, who inspired him to take up martial arts, beginning with judo and then Tae Kwon Do. He then took up Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu when an MMA school opened near his home town.[2]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Sobotta had his first professional mixed martial arts fight at the age of 17, and compiled a record of 8-1 before being signed by the UFC.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Sobotta made his UFC debut at UFC 99 against Paul Taylor. After three rounds, Sobotta lost via unanimous decision.

Sobotta was scheduled to have his second UFC fight against DaMarques Johnson at UFC 105, but due to a military commitment for Sobotta, the bout was canceled.[3][4]

Instead, Sobotta fought James Wilks at UFC 115, losing by decision.[5]

He then faced The Ultimate Fighter 7 winner, Amir Sadollah on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122.[6] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was promptly released from the promotion along with Goran Reljic and Seth Petruzelli.[7]

After three years on the independent circuit, going 5-0 in the process, Sobotta was re-signed by the UFC.[8] He faced UFC newcomer Pawel Pawlak at UFC Fight Night 41 on May 31, 2014.[9] Sobatta defeated the Polish fighter by unanimous decision to earn his first UFC victory.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 14–4–1 Pawel Pawlak Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi May 31, 2014 3 5:00 Berlin, Germany
Win 13–4–1 Tamirlan Dadaev Submission (rear-naked choke) R2F: Casino Fight Night 3 November 10, 2012 1 2:10 Erfurt, Germany Welterweight Tournament Final
Win 12–4–1 Mustafa Asmaoui Submission (rear-naked choke) R2F: Casino Fight Night 3 November 10, 2012 1 3:36 Erfurt, Germany Welterweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 11–4–1 Branimir Radosavljevic Submission (rear-naked choke) R2F: Casino Fight Night 3 November 10, 2012 1 0:35 Erfurt, Germany Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal
Win 10–4–1 Juan Manuel Suarez Submission (rear-naked choke) MMA Attack 2 April 27, 2012 1 2:18 Katowice, Poland
Win 9–4–1 Marius Panin Submission (rear-naked choke) Eurogames MMA Sports March 24, 2012 1 1:20 Iasi, Romania
Draw 8–4–1 Borys Mankowski Draw (overturned) MMA Attack November 5, 2011 3 3:00 Warsaw, Poland decision overturned by the promoter
Loss 8–4 Amir Sadollah Decision (unanimous) UFC 122 November 13, 2010 3 5:00 Oberhausen, Germany
Loss 8–3 James Wilks Decision (unanimous) UFC 115 June 12, 2010 3 5:00 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 8–2 Paul Taylor Decision (unanimous) UFC 99 June 13, 2009 3 5:00 Cologne, Germany
Win 8–1 Kerim Abzailow TKO (punches) KSW: Extra September 13, 2008 3 1:12 Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
Win 7–1 Dominique Stetefeld Submission (triangle choke) Free Fight Association July 12, 2008 1 4:38 Erfurt, Germany
Win 6–1 Simon Fiess TKO (punches) Free Fight Association July 12, 2008 1 0:38 Erfurt, Germany
Win 5–1 Robin Dutry Submission (armbar) Outsider Cup 9 June 14, 2008 1 1:11 Bielefeld, Germany
Loss 4–1 Nelson Siegert Submission (punches) FFC: Battle for the Belt October 15, 2006 2 4:55 Leipzig, Germany
Win 4–0 Hendrik Nitzsche TKO (punches) FFC: Battle for the Belt October 15, 2006 1 3:15 Leipzig, Germany
Win 3–0 Peter Micuch TKO (punches) FFC: Heaven or Hell April 23, 2006 1 3:15 Leipzig, Germany
Win 2–0 Peter Salzgeber Submission (rear-naked choke) UCS: Fighting Day 2 November 19, 2005 1 0:33 Geislingen, Germany
Win 1–0 Christian Bruckner Submission (armbar) Free Fight Championship October 24, 2004 1 1:00 Leipzig, Germany


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