January 11, 1987 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Fighting out of||Geislingen, Germany|
|Rank||Black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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
He then faced The Ultimate Fighter 7 winner, Amir Sadollah on November 13, 2010 at UFC 122. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was promptly released from the promotion along with Goran Reljic and Seth Petruzelli.
After three years on the independent circuit, going 5-0 in the process, Sobotta was re-signed by the UFC. He faced UFC newcomer Pawel Pawlak at UFC Fight Night 41 on May 31, 2014. Sobatta defeated the Polish fighter by unanimous decision to earn his first UFC victory.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||14 wins||4 losses|
|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|
- UFC Profile
- "JOHNSON VS. SOBOTTA AT UFC 105". Mma Weekly. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
- "Full "UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera" card announced, Johnson vs. Sobotta scrapped". Mmajunkie.com. 2009-09-29. Retrieved 2009-09-29.
- "Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta targeted for UFC 122 in Germany". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
- ".And Now They're Fired: UFC 122 Edition Featuring Peter Sobotta and Goran Reljic". cagepotato.com. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
- "UFC re-signs Peter Sobotta after three years on the regional circuit". bloodyelbow.com. March 9, 2014.
- "Pawel Pawlak debuts against Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.