Huh, well you wouldn't have expected the end to unfold the way it did.

Granted, Sotiropoulos seemed to have an edge on the ground, but he was only able to deploy it effectively because Joe Lauzon was absolutely spent. That had to be totally unexpected considering J-Lau is infamous for going balls to the wall for a full 15 minutes.

Regardless, the American came out on 'E' to start the second and never recovered. George landed his first meaningful strikes before the scrap went to the ground courtesy of a trip from Lauzon that backfired when the Aussie ended up on top.

From there, it was only a matter of time as Lauzon could only muster defense in desperation.

George Sotiropoulos defeats Joe Lauzon by submission (kimura) at 2:43 of the second round.