“UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann” took place Thursday night inside the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. According to company officials, 8,319 fans packed the arena for a live gate of $471,450.
Middleweight stud Mark Munoz made quick, yet controversial, work of C.B. Dollaway in the card’s co-featured contest. Although Dollaway was clearly dazed and confused, with more punishment quickly coming his way, some questioned referee Mario Yamasaki’s quick trigger in stopping their scrap.
UFC president Dana White immediately tweeted otherwise, “He was out!!! Great stoppage by mario.”
The controversy caravan didn’t stop there, as the night’s main event was also drenched in drama. Although Martin Kampman edged Diego Sanchez 79-51 in total strikes, including a lopsided 73-41 in shots to the head, it was Sanchez that took home the unanimous decision victory.
Kampmann also stuffed 14 of “The Dream’s” 15 takedown attempts.
“Diego won that fight for sure! Wow!!!” White posted.
Igor Pokrajac Defeated Todd Brown via TKO (Strikes) at 5:00 in the 1stRound
Rousimar Palhares Defeated Dave Branch via Submission (Kneebar) at 1:44 in the 2ndRound
Dongi Yang Defeated Rob Kimmons via TKO (Strikes) at 4:47 in the 2ndRound
Takeya Mizugaki Defeated Reuben Duran Split Decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Shane Roller Defeated Thiago Tavares via TKO (Punch) at 1:28 in the 2ndRound
Danny Castillo Defeated Joe Stevenson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Cyrille Diabate Defeated Steve Cantwell via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
Brian Bowles Defeated Damacio Page via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:30 in the 1stRound
Chris Weidman Defeated Alessio Sakara via Unanimous Decision (30-27, All Three Judges)
Mark Munoz Defeated C.B. Dollaway via TKO (Punches) at :54 in the 1stRound
Diego Sanchez Defeated Martin Kampmann via Unanimous Decision(29-28, All Three Judges)
Fight of the Night:
Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann ($60,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Brian Bowles ($40,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Shane Roller ($40,000)