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The hat thieves have come out en masse tonight. In addition to Ben Rothwell, Thiago also gets his hat snatched as he makes his way to the cage.
Round 1: The two men do not touch gloves and start to feel each other out immediately. Thiago goes for a leg kick and Kampmann catches him with a right. Kampamnn lands another right as Thiago moves in. Thiago caught again as he goes for a leg kick. Kampmann lands and Thiago throws a wild combo. Kampmann looking very crisp and continues to land on Thiago. Thiago throws recklessly and comes within inches of Kampmann’s face. Kampmann lands a solid punch and Thiago goes down, looking for a takedown. After a brief stalemate Thiago lands a nice trip. Kampmann goes for a guillotine. Thiago gets out of it and lands a nice throw. Kampmann gets up and goes for a guillotine again. Thiago rolls out of it. THe round ends with Kampmann in side control. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann
Round 2: Kampann with a solid leg kick. Then a nice counter right hook. Thiago is throwing hard as Kampmann moves in but he can’t connect. Thiago throwing violently but Kampmann staying technical and landing strikes. Thiago misses on a takedown and Kampmann goes for his back, he has one hook in. Thiago doing his best to hip escape but Kampmann is all over him. Thiago is looking for a kimura. He uses it to sweep and lands in side control. Thiago trying to pass but Kampmann gets back to his feet. Kampmann lands some good knees and Thiago hits the ground. He is slow to get back to his feet as the bell rings. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann
Round 3: Kampmann tries for a head kick. Thiago still looking to load up and land a bomb, Kampmann still staying technical and countering. Kampmann gets Thiago to the ground from the clinch. Thiago is against the cage looking to upkick but Kampmann isn’t having it. He gets into the mount and looks for the arm triangle. Kampmann gets Thiago’s back but the Brazilian shakes him off. Kampmann retains top position and sits on top of Thiago as Thiago holds onto a leg. Kampmann lands another knee and stuffs a takedown, landing on top of Thiago. Kampmann is smothering Thiago on the ground. They hit their feet again. Thiago throws a huge right that is partially blocked and Kampmann shrugs off another takedown attempt. He again lands on top and goes for an arm triangle. Thiago looks frustrated. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann
Martin Kampmann defeated Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board)