Martin Kampmann

Report: Kampmann to Meet Barros at UFC 93


Martin Kampmann. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Fresh off signing a new four-fight deal with the UFC, Martin Kampmann will make his reportedly make his welterweight debut at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland against UFC newcomer and Brazilian MMA veteran Alexandre Barros according to MMA Weekly’s “MMA Insider Blog”.

Kampmann, who currently trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, recently suffered his second career loss when he was stopped by way of strikes at the hands of Nate Marquardt in the first round of their bout at UFC 88 in September. The loss snapped a nine-fight winning streak for Kampmann, who had also won his first four fights in the UFC.

Barros is a Marco Ruas-trained fighter that sports a career extending all the way back to 1999. Nicknamed “Baixinho”, he recently made a return to professional competition after a two-year hiatus. Barros last won an unanimous decision over Udi Lima at a Watch Out Combat Show in Brazil on September 25.

Report: Kampmann Signs New Deal With UFC


Martin Kampmann. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Martin Kampmann has reportedly signed a new four-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship according to Five Ounces of Pain, citing his manager, Ken Pavia as confirming the news.

Kampmann, who currently trains out of Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, recently suffered only his second career loss when he was stopped by way of strikes at the hands of Nate Marquardt in the first round of their bout at UFC 88 in September. The loss snapped a nine-fight winning streak for Kampmann, who had also won his four fights in the UFC.

According to Pavia, Kampmann’s new deal will go into effect starting with his client’s next fight, which will apparently see the Dutch striker drop down to the welterweight division for the first time in his career.

UFC 88 Suspensions and Salaries


Rich Franklin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission has released the official lists of medical suspensions and fighter salaries stemming from this past weekend’s UFC 88: Breakthrough event, which took place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rashad Evans scored a brutal second-round knockout of former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in the show’s main event. Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former PRIDE title holder Dan Henderson were also victorious in their respective bouts.

In terms of the fighter salaries, remember that this is only the base salary that a fighter received. Bonuses, deductions, and other undisclosed fees are not included.

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UFC 88: Breakthrough Weigh-In Results


Chuck Liddell. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 88: Breakthrough, which takes place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The show is headlined by former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell going up against undefeated contender Rashad Evans. Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will also be moving back up to the 205 lb. weight class to take on former standout collegiate wrestler and one-time training partner Matt Hamill in the co-main event.

Main Card:

Chuck Liddell (204 lbs) vs. Rashad Evans (205 lbs)
Rich Franklin (204.5 lbs) vs. Matt Hamill (205 lbs)
Dan Henderson (185 lbs) vs. Rousimar Palhares (184.5 lbs)
Nate Marquardt (185 lbs) vs. Martin Kampmann (184.5 lbs)
Dong-Hyun Kim (170 lbs) vs. Matt Brown (170 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Kurt Pellegrino (156 lbs) vs. Thiago Tavares (155 lbs)
Tim Boetsch (205 lbs) vs. Mike Patt (205 lbs)
Jason MacDonald (185 lbs) vs. Jason Lambert (185 lbs)
Ryo Chonan (170 lbs) vs. Roan Carneiro (170 lbs)

Kampmann, Marquardt Discuss UFC 88 Bout

In the above video, middleweight contenders Martin Kampmann and Nate Marquardt discuss their upcoming bout at UFC 88: Breakthrough this weekend.

UFC Confirms Marquardt-Kampmann


Martin Kampmann. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship today confirmed that former middleweight title challenger Nate Marquardt will take on Martin Kampmann in a main card bout at UFC 88: Breakthrough, which will take place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on September 6th.

Despite clearly beating Thales Leites in their middleweight bout at UFC 85 in June, Marquardt ended up losing a split decision to the Brazilian because of two costly point deductions. Prior to that, he bounced back from a failed title shot against Anderson Silva to quickly submit longtime veteran Jeremy Horn at UFC 81 in February.

Two years after being acquired from the now defunct WFA, Kampmann remains undefeated in the UFC. After quickly racking up three straight wins, Kampmann was forced out of action for over a year after suffering a knee injury that required multiple surgeries. However he was victorious in his return, earning a first-round submission of Jorge Rivera at UFC 85.

Report: Marquardt-Kampmann Set for UFC 88


Nate Marquardt. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former middleweight title challenger Nate Marquardt will reportedly take on Martin Kampmann when the Ultimate Fighting Championship travels to the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia for UFC 88: Breakthrough on September 6th

The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, citing sources close to the fight. Both fighters have reportedly agreed to the fight, which will likely finalize the televised portion of the event’s PPV main card. A formal announcement of the bout is expected to come at some point next week.

Despite clearly beating Thales Leites in their middleweight bout at UFC 85 in June, Marquardt ended up losing a split decision to the Brazilian because of two costly point deductions. Prior to that, he bounced back from a failed title shot against Anderson Silva to quickly submit longtime veteran Jeremy Horn at UFC 81 in February.

Two years after being acquired from the now defunct WFA, Kampmann remains undefeated in the UFC. After quickly racking up three straight wins, Kampmann was forced out of action for over a year after suffering a knee injury that required multiple surgeries. However he was victorious in his return, earning a first-round submission of Jorge Rivera at UFC 85.

Alves Hands Hughes Another Loss in London


Thiago Alves. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

All things must eventually come to an end.

Matt Hughes hasn’t officially retired, but his career is now visibly coming to an end. While two straight losses to current welterweight king Georges St. Pierre are nothing to be alarmed about, Hughes, who once said that he would hang up the gloves before becoming anyone’s highlight reel, was stunned again yesterday afternoon at the UFC’s latest event in London courtesy of a Thiago Alves’ flying knee.

Alves, who failed to make weight for the fight and forced the bout to take place at a catch-weight of 174 lbs, was in control from the start of the fight, evading multiple takedown attempts from Hughes, a former All-American collegiate wrestler.

However Hughes was eventually able to take Alves down to the canvas late in the first round. Despite not mounting much offense, Hughes was able to control Alves from top position for a good portion of the round before Alves reversed position and worked some ground-and-pound of his own before the horn sounded to end the stanza.

The second round saw Hughes take a knee to the face after trying another early takedown. The blow opened a cut near the former champion’s mouth and Hughes found himself on his back and avoiding strikes from Alves yet again. After landing a few hard punches, a scramble allowed both fighters to get back to their feet.

Alves then rushed Hughes and connected with a flying knee that sent the Miletich Fighting Systems product crumbling to the mat, his left knee awkwardly bending behind him. Alves pounced on a defenseless Hughes and connected with a couple of unanswered shots before referee Herb Dean stepped in to halt the bout.

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UFC 85: Bedlam Results

Antoni Hardonk def. Eddie Sanchez - TKO
Paul Taylor def. Jess Liaudin - Split Decision, R3
Luis Cane def. Jason Lambert - TKO
Kevin Burns def. Roan Carneiro - Submission (Triangle Choke)
Matt Wiman def. Thiago Tavares - KO
Martin Kampmann def. Jorge Rivera - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Fabricio Werdum def. Brandon Vera - TKO
Thales Leites def. Nate Marquardt - Split Decision
Mike Swick def. Marcus Davis - Unanimous Decision
Michael Bisping def. Jason Day - TKO
Thiago Alves def. Matt Hughes - TKO

Five Bouts Made Official for UFC 85


Marcus Davis throws a right hand at Paul Taylor. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship today made five previously rumored bouts official for their next event overseas: UFC 85: Liddell vs Evans.

The event will be highlighted by a light heavyweight contenders clash between former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans, who will be replacing an injured Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Heavyweights Brandon Vera and Fabricio Werdum are also slated to collide.

Among the bouts that will be featured on the televised portion of the pay-per-view includes a much-anticipated showdown between exciting welterweights Marcus Davis and Mike Swick, who only hold one loss each in a combined total of fourteen fights.

Martin Kampmann will return to action for the first time since submitting Drew McFedries at UFC 68 last March against Jorge Rivera, who is coming off of an upset stoppage of Kendall Grove in January.

Additional fights that were announced include the following: Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites, Martin Kampmann vs. Jorge Rivera, Thiago Tavares vs. Matt Wiman, and Luis Arthur Cane vs. Jason Lambert .

The rumored fight card for the event now looks like this:

Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans
Fabricio Werdum vs. Brandon Vera
Nate Marquardt vs. Thales Leites
Marcus Davis vs. Mike Swick
Martin Kampmann vs. Jorge Rivera
Ryo Chonan vs. Roan Carneiro*
Thiago Tavares vs. Matt Wiman
Jess Liaudin vs. Paul Taylor*
Luis Arthur Cane vs. Jason Lambert
Neil Wain vs. Antoni Hardonk*

* - not yet confirmed by UFC.

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