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UFC On FX 2: Thiago Alves Vs. Martin Kampmann

The following is from our live coverage of UFC On FX: Alves vs. Kampmann. To access our full coverage, click here.

Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage for tonight’s welterweight main event.

Round 1: They touch gloves and Alves takes the center, walking Kampmann down. Alves pressuring Kampmann, who’s moving on the outside, with hard leg kicks and solid punches. Kampmann circles off the fence and shoots for the takedown. He eventually fights Alves to the mat, but Pitbull pops to his feet and escapes immediately. Kampmann lands a hard right hand and tags Alves with a head kick. Kampmann closes the gap and takes Alves down with the body lock. Alves stands and eats a knee before circling away. Alves bleeding from the corner of the left eye. Kampmann shoots for another takedown that Alves defends and answers with one of his own. Alves in Kampmann’s full guard with just over two minutes to go. Alves passes to side control as Kampmann threatens with a guillotine. Kampmann recovers half guard. Alves passes to full mount. Under a minute left. Alves having to stay close to Kampmann to keep him down, but he’s successful in doing so until right before the bell, when Kampmann fights to his feet.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round 2: Alves feeds Kampmann a nice right hand down the pipe as he moves forward. Alves gets pinned on the cage briefly for backing straight up as he counters. Alves landing solid straight shots on Kampmann, then a hard left hook as Kampmann presses forward. Alves landing the harder punches in this round; he opens a cut under Kampmann’s right eye. Kampmann shoots deep for a double but Alves defends deftly and goes back on the attack. Alves with a hard outside leg kick. Alves sticks Kampmann with a hard right traight. Alves stalking Kampmann, picking his spots and defending well against Kampmann’s counters. Kampmann comes forward with a brief flurry punctuated by a knee that backs Alves up. Alves circles out. Kampmann goes for the takedown as the round closes, but Alves defends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Alves

Round 3: Alves gets off a one-two-leg kick combo that has Kampmann showing frustration on his face. After a brief exchange, Alves shoots for the takedown and is denied. Kampmann turns him into the cage and tries for a takedown himself, which Alves defends. Alves circles out, but Kampmann pressures him and backs him into the cage again, where he looks for the takedown. Alves backs away and shucks Kampmann off of him. Alves with another hard leg kick. Kampmann backs Alves up again and lands a knee against the cage. Alves lands another leg kick and then a left that pops Kampmann’s head back. Alves fighting well off of his back foot now. Kampmann sneaks in a nice left; they both try for takedowns from the body lock and both defend. The crowd boos a brief stalemate. Alves tags Kampmann with right that backs him up, he swarms him and goes for the takedown, but gives up his neck as he does. Kampmann slaps on the guillotine, rolls him over and forces the tap.

Martin Kampmann defeated Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:12 of round 3