Diego Sanchez (Photo: mmajunkie.com)
UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann – Louisville, Ky. – KFC YUM! Center – March 3, 2011
Diego Sanchez won a bloody war with Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann to headline the third UFC show on the Versus network.
All three judges scored the fight 29-28 for Sanchez, who busted Kampmann open and was also bleeding under both eyes.
“The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz snapped CB Dollaway’s three-fight win streak with a TKO win in 54 seconds. Check it out.
Chris Weidman debuted in UFC and beat Alessio Sakara by unanimous decision. Weidman improved his pro record to 5-0.
Brian Bowles won the TV opener over Damacio Page with a guillotine choke at the 3:30 mark. Three years earlier in WEC, Bowles beat Page with the same move in the same amount of time.
On the Facebook pre-show, Cyrille “The Snake” Diabate won a unanimous decision over Steve Cantwell. Danny Castillo defeated Joe “Daddy” Stevenson, also by unanimous decision.
In the early preliminary fights, Rousimar Palhares used a kneebar to beat David Branch in the second round.
Igor Pokrajec beat Todd Brown by TKO just as the first round ended. Shane Roller knocked out Thiago Tavares in the second round.
Dongi Yang of South Korea defeated Rob Kimmons by TKO in Round 2. Japan’s Takeya Muzugaki won a split decision over Reuben Duran.