Martin Kampmann (Photo: mmafighting.com)
UFC Fight Night 18: Condit v. Kampmann – Nashville, Tenn. – April 1, 2009
Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann broke Carlos Condit’s eight-fight winning streak in the main event of UFC Fight Night 18.
Condit had built his reputation in the WEC as its welterweight champion. He was coming off three successful title defenses and made his UFC debut here in the main event.
Kampmann, a Danish fighter who had won six of his previous seven bouts, used several submission attempts to score a split decision with scores of 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.
“Carlos is a really tough man,” Kampmann said. “That was a war.”
This show served as the lead-in for Season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter, which had a USA vs. UK theme. The coaches were Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping.
Ryan Bader improved his record to 9-0 with a unanimous decision over Carmelo Marrero in the light heavyweight division.
In other Spike TV bouts, Tyson Griffin beat Rafael dos Anjos by unanimous decision; and Cole Miller beat Junie Browning with a guillotine choke in just under two minutes.
Gleison Tibau beat Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision in a pre-show fight at a 158-pound catchweight.
“Crazy” Tim Credeur beat Nick Catone with a guillotine choke in Round 1. Brock Larson beat Jesse Sanders with a rear-naked choke in just over two minutes.
Aaron Simpson beat Tim McKenzie by TKO the 1:40 mark. Rob Simmons used a guillotine choke to score a technical submission over Joe Vedepo.
In other bouts, Ricardo Almeida beat Matt Horwich by unanimous decision; and Jorge Rivera defeated Nissen Osterneck by split decision.