Martin Kampmann knew he had to do something impressive. So, down to his last chance, “The Hitman” caught Thiago Alves coming in for a takedown, locked on a guillotine choke and scored a third-round submission victory over “The Pitbull” Friday night.
The two were battling in the main event of UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann, with Alves seemingly in control of the fight. Kampmann, however, remained focused on doing what he needed in the final five minutes, as Alves gave him a slim opening that he could take advantage of.
Kampmann improved to 19-5 with the win, including two straight since back-to-back defeats at the hands of Diego Sanchez and Jake Shields. The submission victory was the seventh of his career.
Check out highlights from the fight in the video below.