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UFC 139: Martin Kampmann Vs. Rick Story

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Round 1: They come out fast, no glove touch. Story landing hard right away, digging in from the pocket and putting Kampmann on his heels. Kampmann may have gotten hurt in one of those exchanges, he gets on his bike. Story tries for the takedown, but is denied. Story takes a couple of deep breaths, both men bleeding from their right eyebrows. Story hits Kampmann with a good right hook, then goes to the body hard. They’ve settled into a striking bout, neither man taking an edge at this point. Kampmann is starting to keep Story on the end of his punches now though, keeping clear of his hard counters. Kampmann stuffs a takedown and they trade left hands. Story lands a pair from the clinch and fails on another takedown. Story goes to the body again with hard lefts.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Story

Round 2: They dig in right away and settle back into an evenly-contested striking bout. Story landing to the body with power, but Kampmann is finding a home for his right straight and it might be taking Story’s spirit here. Kampmann has landed his right hand repeatedly and he just shook his hand out, which could be a bad sign. Story pushes forward and connects to the body, but Kampmann gets out of the way. Kampmann is taking the edge now, as Story is letting him work the outside. Kampmann gets the clinch and hits a trip. Kampmann is looking for an arm triangle with just over a minute and a half to go. Story sees it coming, but Kampmann is trying to force it anyway. Kampmann can’t extricate himself from half guard, but he’s wearing Story out going for it. Story holds on to Kampmann until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann

Round 3: Story comes out hard, landing mean to the body, but an Kampmann defends his takedown attempt and frees himself from the cage. Kampmann going for the takedown now; he gets it, but Story pops back up. Kampmann is trying to take his back standing, but he can’t. Kampmann grabs the clinch, but Story rips into his body. Kampmann gets denied on a takedown and then gets taken down himself. Kampmann pops up almost immediately. Kampmann lands a nice right and two hard knees from the clinch before going for the trip. Kampmann presses Story into the cage, trying to take his back standing. The crowd is growing restless and the ref tells them to advance position. Kampmann lands a suplex, but Story gets to his feet quickly. They clinch, Kampmann hitting a nice trip. Story gets to his feet immediately and then takes Kampmann down, with Kampmann getting up right away. Kampmann takes Story down against the cage and lands a few punches, prompting Story to give up his back. Kampmann going for the rear naked choke with ten seconds left now. Story survives, but Kampmann ended strong.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann

Martin Kampmann defeated Rick Story via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)