Posted on: January 2, 2010 9:25 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2010 9:39 pm
Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann fights Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann at welterweight in the next bout.
Kampmann has only lost twice in the past five years, but one of those losses was in his last fight vs. Paul Daley in September. Volkmann made his UFC debut at UFC 106, losing via decision to Paulo Thiago.
Round 1: Volkmann's in the southpaw stance. He loads up on an overhand left that misses. Volkmann swings big and misses again, but closes the distance and lands some short shots. Kampmann smashes him with a right hand that makes Volkmann drop to one knee briefly. They separate after another exchange. Volkmann is being aggressive but Kampmann sees him coming every time thus far. Volkmann rushes forward with a combo of fists and actually connects with two of the punches, but one counterpunch from Kampmann puts him on his back. Volkmann immediately takes full guard. Kampmann throws bombs down at him from above but is picking his shots carefully. Volkmann briefly has half guard, but Kampmann stands up to throw more big punches from above. Kampmann goes to his knees and hits Volkmann with hammer fists, and as Volkmann turns to his own knees, Kampmann slaps on a guillotine choke for the tapout. Dominating win for "The Hitman." The difference in experience was very apparent.
Winner: Martin Kampmann defeats Jacob Volkmann via submission to a guillotine choke at 4:03 of Round 1.
The next fight hits the cage at shortly after 10 p.m. ET when the pay-per-view begins.
Posted on: September 19, 2009 10:47 pm
Edited on: September 19, 2009 11:01 pm
Potential welterweight title contender Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann fights the debuting -- but experienced -- Paul "Semtex" Daley next. Daley stepped in for Mike Swick, who pulled out of the fight with Kampmann due to injury. Daley is a major knockout threat, but on the ground, this one should be all Kampmann. We'll see.
Round 1: They both throw combos as soon as they get within range, but neither of them lands anything. They start connecting with Daley landing more. Uppercut by Daley. Quick exchanges every time they get close. Daley with a right. They clinch and Kampmann lands a knee. Daley with a left hook as they separate and another left, and Kampmann gets on his bicycle, clearly hurt. Daley rushes in and pummels with a series of punches, and referee Yves Lavigne waves it off with Kampmann still standing, but in trouble. Kampmann protests the stoppage. This one is a little more debatable than the Koscheck stoppage since Kampmann wasn't completely out yet.
Winner: Paul Daley defeats Martin Kampmann via TKO due to strikes at 2:31 of Round 1.
Daley says afterward that he thought it was the correct call. It may have been, and there's a chance that if it went a few seconds longer Kampmann would have been toast. But Kampmann's a pretty tough dude, and given that he didn't even hit the canvas (yet), I think they could have at least let it go that far.
Then again, the referees are there to protect the fighters. If they err on the side of safety once in a while, that's better than occasionally erring on the side of tragedy, right?
Posted on: September 5, 2009 11:34 am
Mike Swick has pulled out of his scheduled fight with Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 in Dallas on Sept. 19 due to a concussion suffered in training.
The new opponent for Kampmann will be Paul "Semtex" Daley, who has reportedly verbally agreed to accept the fight on short notice.
The story of Swick's injury was first reported by The Sun in the U.K. and was later confirmed by Swick via his Twitter account:
"I am out of UFC 103. It sucks and I am sorry guys..."
He later verified the reason for his injury in a separate tweet.
"I got foot swept while sparring this week and lost my legs. Landed on back of my head and neck and suffered a pretty bad concussion."
According to the Sun, Swick was swept by American Kickboxing Academy teammate Josh Koscheck during the training session.
The British-born Daley is a well-known MMA star in his home country, and was featured in the U.S. last year on CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights, losing to Jake Shields. Daley signed with the UFC this summer after the Affliction MMA promotion closed up shop.
News of the verbal agreement for Daley vs. Kampmann was first reported by MMA Weekly , with the signed bout agreement still pending.
Swick vs. Kampmann was informally viewed as a fight to determine a No. 1 contender to welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
Posted on: September 6, 2008 10:45 pm
Edited on: September 6, 2008 10:50 pm
Up next is Martin Kampmann vs. Nate Marquardt. This one should be good. I wonder if Marquardt will use another tombstone piledriver this time.
Round 1: Marquart hits a head kick that buckles Kampmann's knees. He pushes Kampmann against the cage, just picking him apart with a relentless flurry of fists. Kampmann begins to cover up and just can't seem to fight out of the predicament, and the fight is stopped.
Winner: Nate Marquardt defeats Martin Kampmann via TKO due to strikes at 1:22 of Round 1.
A dominating performance by Marquardt, and Kampmann is no pushover.
Posted on: June 7, 2008 2:58 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2008 3:08 pm
The undercard for UFC 85 in London is complete, and with the number of upsets already on this show, my Head to Head predictions are probably going to look terrible by the end of the night.
Be sure to check here for live round-by-round coverage of the main card beginning shortly after 3 p.m. ET.
Undercard results from London:
Back in a bit with the main card.