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UFC 121: Jake Shields Vs. Martin Kampmann

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez. To access our full coverage, click here.

Kampmann walks out to Three 6 Mafia looking very relaxed. Shields enters to Rage Against the Machine’s “Renegades of Funk” looking focused. “Big” John covers this fight as well.

Round 1: Shields throws a body kick that Kampmann avoids. He throws a quick punch combination and shoots for the takedown. Kampmann fights off the takedown for a moment but Shields keeps working and gets Kampmann to the ground. Shields gets into half guard and looks to establish mount. Shields fights for it and gets the mount. Kampmann gets out of it and back to his feet. He spins away and Shields continues keeping ahold of him and pressing him against the cage. Shields gets another takedown but Kampmann pops right back up. Shields still all over him. Kampmann finall shakes Shields off of him. Shields misses on a body kick and lands a jab. Inside leg kick for Shields. Kampmann with a jab. Shields shoots and Kampmann sprawls. Kampmann with another jab. Shields landing with leg kicks. He tries for another takedown and gets it for a moment. scores the round 10-9 for Shields

Round 2: Shields with a leg kick. Shields drops for the takedown and then gets Kampmann against the fence. Kampmann doing his best to fight Shields off, he turns Shields to the fence. He lands a big knee that drops Shields and then looks for a choke. Shields ignores the choke attempt and continues forward with the takedown, getting him down and landing in guard. Shields gets side control on Kampmann. Shields gets the full mount and then sits back in half guard. Kampmann gets back to his feet and lands a knee. Shields is bleeding and looking exhausted. Kampmann lands another knee and Shields goes for the takedown again, landing it. Shields gets the full mount and Kampmann escapes, though Shields stays on top. Shields gets full mount again. Kampmann bucks out of it but Shields stays on him. McCarthy breaks them apart, somewhat prematurely. Shields is looking very tired, quite possibly because of his drastic weight cut.

McCarthy warns Shields that he’ll take a point if he grabs Kampmann’s shorts again. scores the round 10-9 for Shields

Round 3: Shields with a couple of snapping kicks and then drops for a takedown. Kampmann sprawls. Head kick from Kampmann that is partially blocked. Jab for Shields. Shields drops for a takedown again that is avoided. Shields looks completely gassed. He looks for the takedown again and Kampmann shrugs him off. Kampmann gets Shields turtled up and lands some punches form on top. Shields looks for the takedown again. Kampmann looking for the D’arce choke. Kampmann is staying on top of Shields but isn’t mounting too much offense. Kampmann still looking for the choke but Shields is simply the better grappler. He sweeps Kampmann and lands in Kampmann’s half guard. Shields is all over Kampmann with less than a minute to go. Shields gets Kampmann’s back with just over thirty to go. Shields with the body triangle to finish the round. scores the round 10-9 for Shields.

The crowd boos before the decision is read. Rogan says that he’s never seen Shields that tired and believes the big weight cut had an impact on his conditioning.

Jake Shields defeated Martin Kampmann via split-decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Shields is granted no post-fight interview.