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George Sotiropoulos
started martial arts
in 1997 after seeing a UFC event.
Instantly it became
his goal to fight
in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Shortly after UFC 13 in 2008, George was injured in training and spent the remainder of the year rehabilitating from the injury. In 2009 he resumed fighting at UFC 101 making his lightweight debut. He rose quickly going on a seven fight unbeaten streak in the UFC. This put him in line for a title fight and he was top ranked in 2010. This earned him the role to coach "The Ultimate Fighter"; Australia vs. The UK in 2012. George posted a career record of 14 and 7 with a UFC record of 7 and 4. His resume in the UFC includes: TUF 6 Finale, Ultimate Fight Night 13, UFC 101, 106, 110, 116, 123, 127, 132, UFC on FX and UFC 166.

The next several years, George was training and fighting around the globe. In 2005 George returned to the USA for training and then in 2006 he fought a MMA bout in Guam. A month later he won the Australian MMA ‘Warriors Realm’ welterweight title then went to Thailand for Muay Thai training. After achieving his training goals, he resided in Japan for 10 months, during which he competed in three notable BJJ and Grappling events and fought in two MMA bouts against his top competitors. By December, he was back home in Australia. To say the least, 2007 was a busy year. The following year would be much of the same. George won the Australian ADCC qualifier in February and two months later, he debuted in professional boxing and fought MMA in South Korea. Two weeks later he competed in the ‘Submission Wrestling World Championships’ in New Jersey. And a month later he was on the set of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 6’ (TUF) in Las Vegas, fighting three times in six weeks. When filming for TUF was completed George headed to NY and resided there for his next two fights; the TUF6 Finale in December 2007 and UFC Fight Night 13 in April 2008.

George Sotiropoulos started martial arts in 1997 after seeing a VHS recording of a UFC fight, he instantly made a goal to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. At 19 years old, he began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). By 2001 he held a purple belt rank and won numerous Australian BJJ and grappling tournaments. Later that year, he headed to the USA, to train at the Machado Academies in Los Angeles and the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York. Upon returning to Australia, he commenced wrestling with former Olympian, Ziggy Kelevits and then qualified for the Abu Dhabi (ADCC) “The Submission Grappling World Championships”. Preparations led him back to the USA in 2003. George received his BJJ black belt in August 2004 and he commenced boxing with Australian amateur and professional champion Mitat Balla. By the end of the year, he competed in numerous bouts in preparation for his MMA debut in November 2004, fighting three times in one month.

This is one of the greatest UFC Fighters of our time. Lorenzo Fertitta, Chairman/CEO
George Sotiropoulos
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Combat Sports Results Summary

Mixed Martial Arts:
14 wins – 7 losses
UFC:
7 wins – 4 losses
TUF:
2 wins – 1 losses
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) / Submission Wrestling:
95 wins – 20 losses
Freestyle Wrestling:
10 wins – 5 losses
Amateur Boxing:
7 wins – 3 losses
Professional Boxing
1 win – 0 losses
Total
142 wins – 40 loses

List of Events

August 22nd 2014 - Titan FC 29 (MMA)
Result: Loss (Dec)
Opponent: Mike Ricci
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Fayetteville, NC, USA
October 19th 2013 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 166 (MMA)
Result: Loss (Dec)
Opponent: KJ Noons
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Houston, TX, USA
December 15th 2012 - UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos V Pearson (MMA)
Result: Loss (TKO) Rd 3
Opponent: Ross Pearson
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
July 2nd 2011 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 132 (MMA)
Result: Loss (TKO) Rd 1
Opponent: Rafael Dos Anjos
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
February 27th 2011 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 127 (MMA)
Result: Loss (Decision) Rd 3
Opponent: Dennis Siver
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
November 20th 2010 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 123 (MMA)
Result: Win (Submission - Kimura) Rd 2
Opponent: Joe Lauzon
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
July 3rd 2010 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 116 (MMA)
Result: Win (Decision) Rd3
Opponent: Kurt Pellegrino
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
February 21st 2010 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 110 (MMA)
Result: Win (Decision) Rd 3
Opponent: Joe Stevenson
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
November 21st 2009 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 106 (MMA)
Result: Win (Submission - Armbar) Rd 2
Opponent: Jason Dent
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
August 8th 2009 - Ultimate Fighting Championship 101 (MMA)
Result: Win (Submission - Kimura) Rd 2
Opponent: George Roop
Division: 155 lbs Lightweight
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
April 2nd 2008 - Ultimate Fight Night 13 (MMA)
Result: Win (TKO) Rd 2
Opponent: Roman Mitichyan
Division: 170lbsWelterweight
Location: Denver, CO, USA
December 8th 2007 - The Ultimate Fighter - TUF6 (MMA)
Result: Win (Submission: RNC) Rd 1
Opponent: Billy Miles
Division: 170lbsWelterweight
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
August 12th 2007 - The Ultimate Fighter - TUF6 (MMA)
This fight was featured in episode 612 and aired December 5th 2007
Result: Loss (TKO) Rd 1
Opponent: Tommy Speer
Division: 170lbsWelterweight
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
July 29th 2007 - The Ultimate Fighter - TUF6 (MMA)
This fight was featured in episode 610 and aired November 11th 2007
Result: Win (Submission: Kimura) Rd 1
Opponent: Ritchie Hightower
Division: 170lbsWelterweight
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
July 15th 2007 - The Ultimate Fighter - TUF6 (MMA)
This fight was featured in episode 607 and aired October 31st 2007
Result: Win (TKO) Rd 1
Opponent: Jarred Rollins
Division: 170lbsWelterweight
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
May 5th 2007 - Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships (ADCC)
Result: Loss (Guillotine)
Opponent: Marcelo Garcia
Division: 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Trenton, NJ, USA
April 22nd 2007 - Spirit MC Invasion
Result: Win (Arm bar)
Opponent: Jung Hwan Cha
Division: 80 kg
Location: Seoul, Korea
April 13th 2007 - Unlucky for Some - Professional Boxing
Result: Win
Opponent: Joel Casey
Division: 78kg
Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
February 25th 2007 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australian Region ADCC Qualification Tournament
Result: 1st - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
October 14th 2006 - Shooto – Champions Carnival (MMA)
Result: Loss (Disqualification – Groin Strike)
Opponent: Shinya Aoki
Division: 73kg
Location: Yokohama, Japan
August 15th 2006 - Kokoro – Kill or Be Killed (MMA)
Result: Win (Unanimous Decision)
Opponent: Shigatoshi Iwase
Division: 76kg, Middle Weight
Location: Tokyo, Japan
July 9th 2006 - De La Riva Cup BJJ Tournament 2006
Result: 2nd – Black Belt Middleweight Division
Result: 2nd – Black Belt Open Weight Division
Location: Tokyo, Japan
June 2006 - Dumau Kimonos Submission Grappling & BJJ
Result: 2nd – Black Belt 75kg Middleweight Division
Result: 1st – Black Belt Absolute Division
Location: Tokyo, Japan
May 2006 - Dumau Kimonos BJJ International Cup
Result: 1st – Black Belt Middleweight Division
Result: 3rd – Black Belt Absolute Division
Location: Tokyo, Japan
February 25th 2006 - Warriors Realm5 (MMA)
Result: Win (Unanimous Decision) Australian Welterweight Champion
Opponent: Kyle Noke
Division: 77kg, Welter Weight
Location: QLD, Australia
January 27th 2006 - Fury Full Contact Fighting5 – Unleashed (MMA)
Result: Win (Unanimous Decision)
Opponent: Sergio Lourenco
Division: 77kg, Middle Weight
Location: Tumon, Guam
November 12th 2005 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
Wangaratta Cup
Result: Win
Division: 81kg, Light Heavy Weight
Location: Wangaratta, VIC, Australia
September 25th 2005 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
Result: Win
Division: 81kg, Light Heavy Weight
Location: Melbourne Calabria Club, VIC, Australia
August 14th 2005 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
VIC State Championships Finals
Result: Loss
Division: 81kg, Light Heavy Weight
Location: Melbourne Calabria Club, VIC, Australia
July 17th 2005 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
VIC State Championships Semi Finals
Result: Win
Division: 81kg, Light Heavy Weight
Location: Melbourne Calabria Club, VIC, Australia
July 2nd 2005 - Warriors Realm4 (MMA)
Result: Loss (Unanimous Decision)
Opponent: Kyle Noke
Division: 77kg, Middle Weight
Location: QLD, Australia
June 26th 2005 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
Result: Win
Division: 81kg, Light Heavy Weight
Location: Melbourne Calabria Club, VIC, Australia
February 25th 2005 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australian Region ADCC Qualification Tournament
Result: 3rd - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Sydney, Australia
December 18th 2004 - K1 Xplosion – Oceania vs. The World (MMA)
Result: Win (Submission: Rear Naked Choke)
Opponent: Marcio Bittencourt
Division: 74kg, Light Weight
Location: QLD, Australia
December 10th 2004 - Warriors Realm2 (MMA)
Result: Win (Submission: Armbar)
Opponent: Kelly Jacobs
Division: 77kg, Middle Weight
Location: QLD, Australia
November 20th 2004 - XFC6 - Ultimate Fighting Returns (MMA)
Result: Win (Submission: Armbar)
Opponent: Gavin Murie
Division: 74kg, Light Weight
Location: QLD, Australia
November 14th 2004 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
Result: Loss
Division: 75kg, Middle Weight
Location: Bairnsdale, VIC Melbourne
October 31st 2004 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
Result: Win
Division: 75kg, Middle Weight
Location: Dandenong, VIC Melbourne
October 16th 2004 - To Gi or Not to Gi Submission Grappling
Result: 1st. Under 85kg Division
Location: Bendigo, Australia
October 3rd 2004 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
Result: Loss
Division: 75kg, Middle Weight
Location: Rye RSL, VIC, Australia
September 19th 2004 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
VIC State Championships Finals
Result: Win
Division: 75kg, Middle Weight
Location: Melbourne Calabria Club, VIC, Australia
August 29th 2004 - Boxing Victoria Inc. Amateur Boxing
VIC State Championships Semi Finals
Result: Win
Division: 75kg, Middle Weight
Location: Melbourne Calabria Club, VIC, Australia
August 2004 - Australian Machado National Brazilian Jujitsu Championships
Result: 1st – Brown Belt Open Weight Division
Awarded BJJ Black Belt
Location: Melbourne, Australia
June 2004 - Australia Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
Victorian Championships
Result: 1st – Purple/Brown 79kg Belt Middle Weight Division
Result: 1st – Purple/Brown Belt Open Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
June 15th 2004 - Australian Wrestling Union (A.W.U)
Australian National Freestyle Wrestling Competition
Result: 2nd – 74kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Sydney, Australia
May 2004 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australia Cup
Result: No Place – Purple/Brown Open Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
May 13th 2004 - United Freestyle Wrestling Club - Australia Cup
Result: 1st - 74kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
April 17th 2004 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australian Region ADCC Seeding Tournament
Result: 1st - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
November 2003 - Australia Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
Pan Pacific Championships
Result: 1st - Brown Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
June 18th 2003 - Pan Hellenic Games – Elliniada - Freestyle Wrestling
Result: 3rd – 74kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Thessalonica, Greece
March 17th 2003 - Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships (ADCC)
Result: No Place. 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Sao Paolo, Brazil
Jan 2003 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australia Cup

Result: 1st – Purple Belt Open Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
December 2002 - Australia Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
Pan Pacific Championships

Result: 1st – 79kg Purple Belt Middle Weight Division
Result: 1st – Purple Belt Open Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
October 2002 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australian Region ADCC Qualification Tournament

Result: 1st - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
Result: 1st - Open Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
August 2002 - Australian Machado National Brazilian Jujitsu Championships
Result: 1st – 79kg Purple Belt Middleweight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
May 26th 2002 - United Freestyle Wrestling Club - Australia Cup
Result: 1st – 74kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
March 2002 - Hangar4 Submission Wrestling Competition
Result: 1st - Under 80kg Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
February 2002 - Hangar4 Submission Wrestling Competition
Result: 1st - Under 80kg Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
February 2002 - Australian Wrestling Union (A.W.U)
Australian National Freestyle Wrestling Competition

Result: 4th - 74kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Sydney, Australia
August 2001 - Australian Machado National Brazilian Jujitsu Championships
Result: 2nd – 79kg Purple Belt Middle Weight Division
Result: 2nd – Open Weight Purple Belt Division
Received Encouragement Award
Location: Melbourne, Australia
June 2001 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australia Cup

Result: No Place
Location: Melbourne, Australia
May 2001 - Australia Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
Victorian Championships

Result: 1st – Purple Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
Result: 1st – Purple Belt Open Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
April 2001 - Pan American Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
Result: No Place Middle & Absolute Divisions
Location: Kissimmee, Florida
November 2000 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australian Region ADCC Qualification Tournament

Result: No Place. 66-76 kg Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
October 2000 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Victoria State, Australia ADCC Qualification Tournament

Result: 1st - 66-76 kg Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
June 2000 - Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australia Cup

Result: No Place
Location: Melbourne, Australia
May 2000 - Sydney Grappling Challenge
Result: 1st - Blue Belt 79kg Middleweight Division
Location: Sydney, Australia
March 2000 - Australia Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
Victorian Championships

Result: 1st – Blue Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
Result: 1st – Blue Belt Open Weight Division
Result: 1st – Blue Belt Masters Division
Awarded the Most Outstanding Competitor
Location: Melbourne, Australia
August 1999 - Australian Machado National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
Result: 3rd - Blue Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
Result: 2nd - Blue Belt Open Weight Division
Location: Melbourne, Australia
August 1998 - Australian Machado National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
Result: 1st - White Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
Location: Geelong, Australia
/ Titles & Accomplishments

Mixed Martial Arts

The Ultimate Fighter Smashes - Australia v UK
Team Australia Coach
2012 - Sydney, NSW
Ultimate Fighting Championship
2010 - Nevada, USA - UFC 110 Fight of the Night (FOTN)
2010 - Michigan, USA - UFC 123 Fight of the Night (FOTN)
The Ultimate Fighter 6 – Team Serra v Hughes
Semi Finalist
2007 – Las Vegas, NV
Warriors Realm
2004 - Warriors Realm Australian Welter Weight Champion

Freestyle Wrestling


Australian Wrestling Union (A.W.U)
Australian National Freestyle Wrestling Competition

2004 - 2nd – 74kg Middle Weight Division
United Freestyle Wrestling Club - Australia Cup
2004 - 1st - 74kg Middle Weight Division
2002 - 1st – 74kg Middle Weight Division
Pan Hellenic Games (Elliniada) – Thessalonica, Greece
2003 - 3rd – 74kg Middle Weight Division

Amateur Boxing


Victoria Amateur Boxing League (V.A.B.L)
2005 - 1st - 81kg Light Heavy Weight - VIC State Champion
2004 - 1st - 75kg Middle Weight - VIC State Champion

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Submission Grappling


Abu-Dhabi Submission Wrestling World Championships (ADCC)
2007 - New Jersey, USA - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
2003 - Sao Paolo, Brazil - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australian Region ADCC Qualification Tournament

2007 - 1st - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
2005 - 3rd - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
2004 - 1st - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
2002 - 1st - 66-76 kg Middle Weight Division
2002 - 1st - Open Weight Division
2000 - 1st - 66-76 kg Weight Division
De La Riva Cup BJJ Tournament - Japan
2006 - 2nd – Black Belt Middleweight Division
2006 - 2nd – Black Belt Open Weight Division
Dumau Kimonos Submission Grappling – Japan
2006 - 2nd – Black Belt 75kg Middleweight Division
2006 - 1st – Black Belt Absolute Division
Dumau Kimonos BJJ International Cup – Japan
2006 - 1st – Black Belt Middleweight Division
2006 - 3rd – Black Belt Absolute Division
Australian Machado National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships
2004 - 1st – Brown Belt Open Weight Division
2002 - 1st – 79kg Purple Belt Middleweight Division
2001 - 2nd – 79kg Purple Belt Middle Weight Division
2001 - 2nd – Open Weight Purple Belt Division
2001 - Received Encouragement Award
1999 - 3rd - Blue Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
1999 - 2nd - Blue Belt Open Weight Division
1998 - 1st - White Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
Australia Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
Pan Pacific Championships

2003 - 1st –Brown Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
2002 - 1st – Purple Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
2002 - 1st – Purple Belt Open Weight Division
Australian Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
Victorian Championship

2004 - 1st – Purple/Brown 79kg Belt Middle Weight Division
2004 - 1st – Purple/Brown Belt Open Weight Division
2001 - 1st – Purple Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
2001 - 1st – Purple Belt Open Weight Division
2000 - 1st – Blue Belt 79kg Middle Weight Division
2000 - 1st – Blue Belt Open Weight Division
2000 - 1st – Blue Belt Masters Division
2000 - Awarded the Most Outstanding Competitor
Australian Jiu Jitsu & Grappling Association (AJJGA)
Australia Cup

2003 - 1st – Purple Belt Open Weight Division
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