Sanchez wins battle of attrition to defeat Kampmann by decision

by Erik Fontanez | source:

Diego Sanchez was bruised and bloodied in a close fight with Martin Kampmann, but he ended up pulling out the unanimous decision win at UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann.

After getting rocked by a strong shot in the first round, Sanchez recovered and turned up the pace in the remaining two rounds to get the win.

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Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez Vs. Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Diego Sanchez <a href=Diego Sanchez" src="" />
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 165 (74.84 kg)
Record 22-4-0
Team Jackson's Gaidojutsu Academy
Name Martin Kampmann <a href=Martin Kampmann" src="" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 17-4-0
Diego Sanchez def. Martin Kampmann via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


tags: Diego Sanchez (detail)  Martin Kampmann (detail)  UFC   Versus   Kentucky   


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Suburb site profile image  

3/5/11 4:59 AM by Suburb

Fight of the year. I called it.

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3/4/11 10:41 PM by jjmtg

It was a war! If you looked at the two of them after the fight and you asked a stranger "These two guys just got into a fight. Who do you think won?" I think most would pick Kampmann. Just my two cents, congrats to Diego, what a war.

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3/4/11 9:29 PM by The JinxMan

Was at the Yum Center last night and I scored it 29-28 for Kampmann. When Sanchez landed his strikes they were more powerful, but Kampmann was tagging that boy ALL fight. It's obvious there needs to be judging reform, so when fights do go to decisions as they often do, there aren't any "surprises." However, until someone develops a new scoring system, we're stuck with boxing's 10 point must system, which is flawed for MMA.

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3/4/11 6:00 PM by diggity

any ideas on why Diego came in so fat?

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3/4/11 12:38 PM by matthias

 Kampmann won that fight any way you score it (rationally). He lost the 2nd, but still didn't get dominated in that round. He totally dominated Diego in the 1st, and broke his hand with a punch that closed Diego's left eye in the 3rd. Diego landed a TD but did NO damage with it. Kampmann controlled where the fight took place, and won the fight with superior striking. Diego looked busier, but was much less effective in the fight. Fight metric shows Kampmenn landed more strikes, Diego's face shows Kampmenn landed more effective strikes, and watching the fight Kampmeen looked in more control the whole fight. 

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3/4/11 10:12 AM by ranier wolfcastle

 defending a takedown = octagon control criteria

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3/4/11 9:03 AM by Anarchos

MMA judging is logically f-ed up. A single takedown will win a fighter the round even if he doesn't do any damage since "he took the fight where he wanted" 7 stuffed takedowns in one round doesn't merit anything even though a fighter like Kampman "keeps the fight where he wanted" Especially since Kampmann did more damage from sprawl position than Sanchez did with his takedown before kampmann stood up again, yet that takedown is still a big score.Logically there is no difference between the two but i suspect that this is a result from wearing kantian glasses and our interpretation of events as causally related

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3/4/11 8:44 AM by kelby

diego won the last two. not he was throwing more punches, pushing the pace. kampman would land a good one, but diego threw them in bunches missed alot, but landed more than kampan. i was proud of diego. what a warrior spirit.

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3/4/11 8:12 AM by TapoutT1978

Junk decision. Typically there's one per card.

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3/4/11 8:04 AM by New School

Fight would have been in the middle of rnd 1 if it wasn't for that bitch move of stretching out to touch one finger to the canvas so he couldn't get his face caved in.