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After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Joseph Benavidez (Pictured), Demetrious Johnson, Ian McCall and Martin Kampmann each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Friday night at “UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann.”
After 15 back-and-forth minutes, Johnson was temporarily awarded with a majority decision win over McCall in the first flyweight fight in UFC history. However, upon further review, one of the official’s scorecards was tallied incorrectly and the scrap should have been a majority draw. Either way, both were awarded with ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.
Benavidez was a heavy favorite to take the four-man 125-pound tournament entering The Land Down Under, and proved it by knocking out Yasuhiro ********** in the 2ndRound of the co-main event.
It appeared Kampmann was well on his way to a unanimous decision defeat, but he rallied to catch Thiago Alves in a guillotine choke with less than a minute remaining in the show’s featured attraction.
UFC on FX 2 took place inside Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Fight of the Night:
Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall ($50,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Joseph Benavidez ($50,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Martin Kampmann ($50,000)
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Martin Kampmann was getting the worse of it in his clash last night versus Thiago Alves. But, in the nick of time, The Hitman snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat and came home a winner, both in the Octagon and at the bank. Next stop, top 10 of our welterweight rankings? Before we go any further, we should note that Australia doesn't release fighter pay info...
After two rounds Martin Kampmann was undoubtedly behind on the judges scorecards heading into the final round of his welterweight main event against Thiago Alves at UFC on FX 2. However, it wouldn’t get any easier in the final frame as he struggled against the stand-up of Alves.
In fact, things were looking dire for Kampmann who was rocked by an Alves right hand late in the round...
Whether you just have a short downtime during work, or don't want a lengthy breakdown, these “Quick Breaks” are for you. "Quick Breaks" are short breakdowns of upcoming fights. In a summed up focus of strengths, weaknesses and variables; this will analyze what could happen in the fight, and end with this writer’s prediction.
This Friday, the UFC will return...
Martin Kampmann came back from what looked like a certain defeat to beat Thiago Alves with a third-round submission at UFC on FX 2 in Sydney, Australia.
With the win, Kampmann takes one step closer to entering the welterweight title picture.
Kampmann had Alves hurt early in the first round, but couldn't capitalize on it. Alves came on strong late in the first after taking Kampmann...
UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann was on the brink of defeated when he notched an improbable victory by submitting former top contender Thiago Alves.
UFC president Dana White & Co. returned to Sydney, Australia on Saturday with an action packed card highlighted by an amazing comeback in the night’s featured attraction.
With the exception of a jaw-rocking Kampmann front kick...
The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann” take place Friday (Thursday in North America) inside Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. Stream the weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 2PM ET/11AM PT (6PM AEDT local time).
The show features a welterweight shootout between Thiago Alves (Pictured) and Martin Kampmann. The UFC will also kick off...
All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann” event will be tipping the scales today inside Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 10PM ET/7PM PT (2PM AEDT local time).
Please click HERE if you would like to stream the weight competition.
Thiago Alves (Pictured) meets fellow...
I was flipping the channels last night when I stumbled across a free UFC event on FX. (Why does that sound vaguely familiar?) Good timing on my part, because I caught the main event between Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann, from Sydney, Australia. I have seen Thiago Alves fight before, and he is fun to watch. He is short for his weight class but incredibly strong, and his low...
It ain’t over until it’s over. Perhaps the longstanding American phrase loses something in translation when converted to Portuguese, because Thiago Alves (Pictured) fumbled away a surefire unanimous decision victory in the last minute on Saturday in Australia.
Outside of eating a foot to the face in the opening round from Martin Kampmann, Alves essentially dominated most of...
“UFC on FX: Alves vs. Kampmann” takes place Saturday (Friday in North America) inside Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. The first preliminary bout is scheduled to start at approximately 5:30PM ET/2:30PM PT. Make sure to stay with 5thRound.com all night for our live coverage.
FUEL TV kicks off the festivities by airing six preliminary bouts live starting at 6PM ET/3PM PT...
Main Card (FX)
• Thiago Alves (19-8) vs. Martin Kampmann (18-5)
• Flyweight Tournament Bout: Ian McCall (11-2) vs. Demetrious Johnson (9-2)
• Flyweight Tournament Bout: Joseph Benavidez (15-2) vs. Yasuhiro ********** (19-4-6)
• Court McGee (13-1) vs. Constantinos Philippou (9-2)
Preliminary Card (Fuel TV):
• James Te Huna (13-5) vs. Aaron Rosa (17-4)
SYDNEY, March 3 – The main event of the second UFC on FX fight card, held at Allphones Arena, delivered exactly the kind of unpredictable action fans have come to expect after seeing Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves at work over the past several years.
Plus, UFC veterans Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez proved that a drop to 125 pounds didn’t hurt their performance...
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the FX network Saturday with a live broadcast from Sydney, Australia, headlined by an international welterweight showdown between Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann.
The event also marks the organization's first step toward crowning a 125-pound flyweight champion as a four-man tournament kicks off with Demetrious Johnson taking on...