The bloody path that main event fighters Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann took in their main event bout last night was not taken by all fighters who competed on the UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann fight card, as is evidenced by the fact that only three (with Sanchez and Kampmann currently pending) of the twenty two competing fighters were given medical suspensions by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority.
Sherdog.com has learned that Todd Brown, Thiago Tavares and CB Dollaway have all been suspended for 60 days as a result of their losing performances in last night’s fights. Todd Brown was rendered unable to compete in the second round after “Cro Cop” protegé Igor Pokrajac battered him thoroughly at the closing of the first. Thiago Tavares was well on his way to defeating Shane Roller with superior striking until Roller fired off a straight right hand that found its mark and dropped the Brazilian to the mat, out cold. CB Dollaway complained about Mario Yamasaki’s stoppage of his bout with Mark Munoz, but it was clear that Munoz had put Dollaway on queer street with a big punch and that the follow up strikes he threw would only have continued until unnecessarily had Yamasaki not stepped in when he did.
Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann engaged in a dogfight for three rounds, at the end of which both men were bloodied and battered. Sanchez looked to be a different person after the fight, with his swollen and lacerated face continuously expelling blood. Kampmann also sported a cut over his eye and a possible broken hand and KBWA doctors have requested more time to examine both fighters to decide for how long they will be suspended.
UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann took place last night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky.