UFC Fight Night 27 was headlined by former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit’s quest for vengeance against Martin Kampmann. Condit would receive the victory tonight in decisive fashion tonight in Kampmann by stopping the Dane in the fourth round.
Condit Avenges UFC Debut Loss to Kampmann
Despite an impressive run since coming to the UFC, Carlos Condit had always wanted a chance to avenge his UFC debut loss to Martin Kampmann. The former UFC interim welterweight champion would get his chance tonight and the first round looked more like a continuation of their first fight. Condit would rally between rounds however and then began a systematic destruction of the Danish fighter over the next three rounds.
The fight came to a violent end in the fourth, as the battered and bloodied Kampmann was just unable to absorb anymore punishment and he dropped to the canvas with referee Herb Dean bailing him out. The victory snaps a two-fight losing streak for Condit and firmly keeps in him in the UFC title picture.
Rd. 1- No touch of gloves. Cerrone is immediately in on a single leg but he switches to a body lock and lands an outside trip. Condit is attacking with a very active guard and he looks for a heel hook before Kampmann drops back into guard. Punches by Kampmann. Condit gives up his back to escape but Kampmann with a nice snatch and return to the canvas and he has Condit’s back. Condit reverses him though and lands some shots before Kampmann is back up. Kampmann lands another takedown and Condit attacks the kimura. Condit uses his legs to push off and stand. Kampmann with some nice shots and backs to the center. Left hook by Condit but Kampmann lands another takedown. Condit is very active off his back as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Kampmann.
Rd. 2- Kampmann with a nice straight to start the action. Condit just misses a wheel kick after shucking a takedown attempt. Nice lefts by Kampmann. Nice exchange by both fighters and Condit stuffs another takedown. Wicked combo by Condit and Kampmann attacks another takedown and Condit reverses it but does not get the Dane down. Another nice combo by Condit. Pair of rights by Condit as he slips Kampmann. Crowd is getting into every strike here. Wicked exchange by both fighters but Condit gets the better of it by finishing with a head kick. Spinning back fist attempt by Condit just misses and Kampmann tries a double leg from too far away. Condit slips Kampmanns takedown and nearly secures a reversal. Kampmann stands and tries another takedown but is rebuffed. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Condit (19-19).
Rd. 3- Condit is stifling Kampmann’s advance with combos that are just missing landing flush. Condit with an oblique kick to a headkick now. Single to crotch-lift by Kampmann and he takes down Condit.Kampmann switches to a body lock as Condit stands. Condit pummels out. Jab to headkick by Condit. Condit lands a nasty combo with a right elbow and the Dane’s face is split above his eye and nose. Kampmann keeps wiping his eye and Condit is tasting the blood in the water. Kampmann’s face is covered in blood now as Condit is finding his range with authority. Codnit is starting to land at will now and Kampmann tries a desperate takedown but he nearly gets caught in a guillotine. Kampmann spins out but Condit takes his back and goes for a choke briefly. Both men are covered in Kampmann’s blood as the round ends and the doctor is stepping in to observe it and waves it on. MMAFrenzy has it 10-9 Condit (29-28).
Rd. 4- Kampmann’s face is a mess but he lands an early takedown but doesn’t cover the hips and he lands a big right as Condit stands. Condit hurts Kampmann with a left hook and he is swarming with furious abandon and Kampmann drops after a few shots following a devastating liver shot by Condit.. Few more shots from Condit and Herb Dean mercifully ends it.
Carlos Condit def. Martin Kampmann via TKO (strikes) at 0:54 of Round 4