UFC Live 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann – Quick Results

Event: UFC on Versus: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Date: March 3rd, 2011
Location: KFC Yum! Center, Lousiville, Kentucky

Event Bonuses $400,000 awarded:
Fight of the night: Diego Sanchez vs Martin Kampmann – $160k each.
Submission of the night: Brian Bowles $40k.
KO of the night: Shane Roller $40k.

Attendance: 8,319 with a gate of $471,450

Main Card on Versus

Diego Sanchez def. Martin Kampmann via Unanimous Decision (29-28×3)
Mark Munoz def. C.B Dolloway via TKO  0:54 Rd1
Chris Weidman def. Alessio Sakara via Unanimous Decision (30-27×3)
Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page via Submission (Guillotine) 3:30 Rd1

Prelims Facebook
Cyrille Diabate def. Steve Cantwell via Unanimous Decision (30-27,25,26)
Danny Castillo def. Joe Stevenson via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28×2)

Prelims Non-Televised
Shane Roller def. Thiago Tavares via KO (Punch) 1:28 Rd1
Takeya Mizugaki def. Reuban Duran via Split Decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
Dongi Yang def. Rob Kimmons via TKO (Strikes) 4:47 Rd2
Rousimar Palhares def. Dave Branch via Submission (Heel Hook) 1:44 Rd2
Igor Pokrajac def. Todd Brown via TKO 5:00 Rd1

Admin Note: Martin Kampmann won the fight, but was then robbed by the judges.

Te Huna on fighting: “It’s in my blood”

By Philip Ferraro

It’s not often that you hear a UFC fighter say that he was a bad athlete growing up, especially since the Ultimate Fighting Championship is mostly populated by former standout wrestlers, kickboxers, and football players. It’s particularly surprising coming from James Te Huna, one of the light heavyweight division’s most powerful strikers.

“Through primary and high school I was right into sports, competed in a lot of school activities and I wasn’t good at anything – I had two left feet. All the bigger kids and the lazier kids would end up beating me in a race,” said Te Huna. “When I finished school I took up boxing, put a lot of hours in the gym, just worked hard at it, became good at it, and yeah – the fighting game was good for me.”

A New Zealand-born Australian, Te Huna is now better known for his fists than his two left feet, and he has four KOs and one TKO in his last five fights — all via punches — a streak that includes wins over UFC veterans Igor Pokrajac (in his UFC debut in February of 2010) and Anthony Perosh.

But at times, a UFC career seemed to be an unlikely prospect for an adult Te Huna, too. He’s been plagued by a recurring shoulder injury in the past, and in 2010 an ugly broken arm threatened the 29-year old’s livelihood.

 

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