UFC On Versus – Diego Sanchez Vs. Martin Kampmann Play By Play

MMA on cable is good for the soul. I think this card snuck up on people because of it being on a Thursday. It’s pretty close to what you’d expect to a Fight Night card on Spike based on the caliber of fighters. It’s also the first card on Versus since WEC ended.

Smartly, they made the first fight an old WEC fight.

1. Damacio Page vs. Brian Bowles

This fight showed me that Bowles deserves a rematch with Dominick Cruz. Page came out strong, but he was all over Page. He throws his right hand with ferocity. He was landing punches and kicks, rocked Page with an uppercut and then choked him out with a guillotine. It was an impressive victory.

Winner: Brian Bowles by way of 1st round submission

2. Todd Brown vs. Igor Pokrajac

Brown looked good early on with a strategic game plan of hitting and then clinching so he wouldn’t get hit. But a head kick by Pokrajac turned the fight around. A knee to the head against the cage at the end of the round dropped Brown and though he lasted the round, he couldn’t get up and the fight was stopped.

Winner: Igor Pokrajac by way of 1st round TKO

3. Chris Weidman vs. Alessio Sakara

Mike Goldberg said that Weidman beat Phil Davis and Ryan Bader in college wrestling. Sakara is anticipating the takedown attempt with every step by Weidman. Even though Sakara is the one with the cut over his eye, I’d have to give the round to him. His striking was crisp and Weidman wasn’t able to take him down.

Weidman got a takedown and got into side control position. He was in and out of Sakara’s guard but landed some big shots. Sakara got up and immediately started to let his hands go. There’s a new cut opened on his forehead. Sakara came back late to land shots to Weidman’s midsection. Whoever wins the last round wins the fight.

Weidman got another takedown and was working in and out of half guard. He was landing some big shots with his left hand and elbow. In half guard, the ref stood them back up but Weidman took him down again. Sakara kicked him off and Weidman got him back down. I think Weidman wins this fight.

Winner: Chris Weidman by way of decision

I would’ve given that first round to Sakara considering he stuffed every takedown and landed the best punches.

4. Mark Munoz vs. CB Dollaway

Yikes, looks like a possible early stoppage here. Munoz threw a nasty right hand that buckled Dollaway and followed it up with a short uppercut. Dollaway went down and was hit with one punch and it was stopped.

Winner: Mark Munoz by way of 1st round TKO

5. Shane Roller vs. Thiago Tavares

Tavares looks to have a new body. His new body worked to his advantage, at least in the strength department. There was really only one exchange that meant anything in the round, but Tavares won that exchange. Roller looked to be hurt, but could’ve been trying to get Tavares to think he was hurt so he’d come closer and tie him up.

In the second round, Roller followed up a jab with a straight right hand that sent Tavares flying. He banged his head on the canvas. Roller followed it up with one shot, but the fight was over. The new body didn’t work.

Winner: Shane Roller by 2nd round TKO

6. Martin Kampmann vs. Diego Sanchez

Diego came out to La Bamba which is a win.

Kampmann knocked Sanchez down with one of the shortest right hands you’ll ever see. Diego is going for takedowns and Kampmann is stuffing them. He even landed a knee before one of them right to Diego’s head. Diego’s bleeding from the mouth. Diego still lunges with his punches way too much. Every time he lunges, Kampmann catches him with a short right.

Very close second round. Sanchez looked like he was finding his range, but he was still getting hit. Kampmann was stopped in his tracks a few times, but was still landing with counter shots. Kampmann is now cut too. It really is will vs. skill when it comes to the stand-up now. Kampmann wobbled after the round was over.

Diego finally got a takedown, which could sway an even round. Diego’s strategy is Clubber Lang like. He corners Kampmann and gets him up against the cage and just starts firing. Kampmann has stopped countering so aggressively with his right hand. Great fight. Diego’s face is a mess. It’s worse than I’ve ever seen anyone look. It’s worse than when he was lit up by BJ Penn.

Winner: Diego Sanchez by way of unanimous decision

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