UFC Fight Night 27’s main event ended with Carlos Condit earning a measure of revenge: beating and bloodying Martin Kampmann en route to a round four T/KO victory in a rematch of their 2009 classic.
The two high-ranked welterweights split the first two rounds. Martin Kampmann went on the grappling offensive to begin, keeping Condit on his back throughout the bulk of the first round. Condit scored with strikes in spurts, like a pair of elbow strikes midway through the first and a cross-hook combination two minutes into the second. Kampmann’s jab, which found its home earlier, was not as successful as the fight continued.
Kampmann put Condit back on the mat early in the third, but Condit sprang back up and continued landing combinations — cutting Kampmann with an elbow strike. A bloodied Kampmann defended a Condit guillotine choke, but Condit rolled through to mount and continued to attack with a rear naked choke. The tide had clearly turned in Condit’s favor.
Kampmann scored another takedown to begin the fourth, and landed a right, but Condit again escaped quickly. A series of punching combinations, punctuated by a left hook to the body, staggered Kampmann — and a series of punches and knees prompted referee Herb Dean to call a halt to the bout at 0:54.
The bout was declared “Fight of the Night” by Dana White. Condit snaps a two fight losing with the victory.
At UFC Fight Night 27, Carlos Condit defeated Martin Kampmann by T/KO (punches and knees) at 0:54 of the fourth round.