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UFC Fight Night 27: Carlos Condit Vs. Martin Kampmann

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

We’ve reached the main event, and it’s shaping up to be a battle, as Carlos Condit (28-7) seeks revenge for a split decision loss to Martin Kampmann (20-6). These two are both former WEC champions, and are each in need of a win to remain in contention. Herb Dean is the referee in charge.

Round 1: No touch of gloves. In fact, Condit seemed to almost annoy Kampmann by doing a little jog around the Octagon upon entering. Kampmann comes right out and goes for a takedown, scoring with it. Condit attempts to roll free, but gets pinned by Kampmann. So far, Kampmann has stayed strong on his quick start, working to take the back. However, he gets too high and Condit slips free, moving to mount position himself. Kampmann again drags him to the mat, as Condit has improved his wrestling, but not to the level of “The Hitman.” As we go under a minute, though, Condit gets out and free. A flashy spinning kick misses by Condit, and he gets put to the canvas once again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann

Round 2: Condit with some nice takedown defense, but Kampmann continues to push the pace. Kampmann catches him with a nice right that seems to wobble him for a brief moment. But, right back comes “The Natural Born Killer” with his own right hook. Again, Condit fends off the takedown and goes for one of his own. Big combo connects by Condit, as does a hard elbow followed by a knee. Condit with a nice transition, taking the back shortly of Kampmann off another failed takedown attempt.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Condit

Round 3: Spinning back kick turns into a fist by Condit, who definitely has more pep in his step right now. Kampmann, though, shows he isn’t done yet, picking up Condit and slamming him down. Just like that, Condit lands a left-right-left that bloodies Kampmann’s face up. Condit is firing on all cylinders, and Kampmann is getting dangerously close to being finished. Big shots getting through without any defense, and Condit is just stalking his victim. Condit senses that Kampmann is hurt, as he is putting more power and effort into his attacks. Flying knee just misses, and Kampmann goes for a takedown out of desperation. Condit slips to the back, secures the mount instead and works the body with 30 seconds left. Condit back to a rear-naked choke attempt, as Kampmann is trying to fight it off.

FightLine scores the round 10-8 for Condit

Round 4: Kampmann comes right out with a takedown attempt off a right hand, but Condit sprawls and defends it. Condit lands a head kick and is on the attack once again, knees to the head in succession and Kampmann is down and out. The ref steps in to save him and this one is all over.

Carlos Condit def. Martin Kampmann via KO (knees to the head) at :54 of Round 4