UFC on FX 2 Results: Kampmann Comes From Behind to Submit Alves


Martin Kampmann

Martin Kampmann

Perennial top ten ranked welterweights Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann headlined the UFC on FX 2 fight card in Sydney, Australia on Friday and did not disappoint.

Both are known for their striking abilities.  The majority of the wins on their resumes have come by way of knockout.  They were both coming off of wins trying to put together a streak.  The match up had excitement written all over it.

The first round was back-and-forth.  Kampmann utilized his wrestling early but won the striking exchanges.  He landed a front kick to the face of Alves that had the American Top Team trained fighter in a bit of trouble.  Alves secured a takedown midway through the stanza.  He advanced to the mount position and rode out the round controlling Kampmann and landing elbows.

Alves found his range in the second frame.  He began to let his hands go and connect in combinations.  He fended off Kampmann’s takedown attempts and looked to be in complete control of the fight.

Kampmann came out aggressively in the final round, pressing forward and looking for a takedown.  He couldn’t get one.  Alves began to land heavier shots more frequently.  He hurt Kampmann with a right hand late in the round and went in for the kill.  Alves opted to go for a takedown, and with seconds left in the bout Kampmann locked on a guillotine choke and squeezed.  Alves was forced to tap out.

“Thiago caught me with some good shots.  I’ll be honest.  He was catching me,” said Kampmann following the come-from-behind win.

“I wanted to strike with him but I wanted to take him down as well.  He’s got really good takedown defense.  He was really tough to take down.  Usually when I get people on the fence I can get them down but he’s got good defense,” he added.

“I felt I was definitely behind.  I was trying too much.  I was eating too many punches going into the clinch,” continued Kampmann.  “I have all the respect for Thiago.  He’s a beast.”

Kampmann took the opportunity to request a rematch with interim champion Carlos Condit.

“I’ll fight anyone, but of course right now Carlos Condit has a target on his back.  I’ve got a win over him.  Since GSP (Georges St-Pierre) is out, he’s the one everybody is gunning for and I’d love to get a chance to fight him one more time. I know he’d want to get a chance to avenge that loss he has to me, so let’s go,” he said.

The win over Alves certainly moves Kampmann up the ladder in the stacked welterweight division. He’s now on a two-fight win streak, but likely a fight or two away from a title shot.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC veteran Martin Kampmann would still rather be the one in the cage, but he said his new gig as Team Alpha Male’s head coach is undoubtedly helping.Filed under: News, UFC, WSOF read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 78 views

Martin Kampmann may not be looking out from inside the Octagon again anytime soon, but he's got a lot of new moves to show off in his career and his life. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

Todd Duffee made his UFC return in style, knocking out Anthony Hamilton in 33 seconds. Well, that didn't take long. Many were wondering if Todd Duffee's long layoff would see him return as a differen read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 18 views

Hendricks was out quickly in the final frame but Lawler answered back. It took just 30 seconds for the champion to shoot for a takedown this time, and the crowd showered him with boos for it. He mana read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

Stream or download Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Tony Ferguson, Scott Coker, Martin Kampmann and Mitch Gagnon.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will air its final mixed martial arts (MMA) event of the year this weekend (Sat., Dec. 20, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 58 from inside Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

Sherdog.com reports from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, at approximately 7 p.m. ET with live UFC Fight Night “Edgar vs. Swanson” play-by-play. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 73 views

Bloody Elbow is the place to be on Friday, November 21st at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT for live streaming coverage of the UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson weigh-ins from Austin, Texas. The UFC returns to Aust read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

AUSTIN, Texas – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 57 event. Join us here for live text-only results here.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>