UFC on Versus 3 suspensions: Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann out indefinitely

By Jesse Holland

The Dream” is required to have his left orbital bone cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon before returning to action (click here to see why) while “The Hitman” must get clearance from an orthopedic doctor (right hand) prior to re-entering the Octagon.

But that’s not all

Here is the complete list of UFC on Versus 3 injuries and their medical instructions:

Todd Brown: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

Thiago Tavares: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

C.B. Dollaway: Suspended for 60 days (precautionary reasons).

Martin Kampmann: Suspended indefinitely unless right hand cleared by an orthopedic doctor.

Diego Sanchez: Suspended indefinitely unless left orbital bone cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon.

 

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Tavares KO loss, wants to stay in the UFC: “I always give my best”

By Guilherme Cruz

The lightweight Thiago Tavares was doing fine on his bout with Shane Roller, on UFC on Versus 3, but a punch ruined it all. After almost knocking Roller out on the first round, Thiago was dominating the round until he was knocked out by the American. “I was doing fine on the fight, I was fast. I was defending myself all times, he hasn’t punched me once… I don’t have anything to say”, regrets the fighter, on a phone chat with TATAME.

With the loss, the professional record of the Brazilian on Ultimate is now of four losses in ten fights, besides five wins and a draw, and the overcrowding of his weight class, with WEC fusion, made thinks even harder. “They haven’t told me anything about me being cut off. I dominated the fight, punched him and almost knocked him out on the first round, but I didn’t take my chance… Well, I think it’s the worst feeling I’ve ever had in my entire life: I was completely focus for this fight, doing well, concentrated, dominating the fight, and I lost because of one punch”, comments, upset.

 

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Three medical suspensions for UFC on Versus 3, main event still pending

By MMAjunkie.com

Three competitors were suspended following this past Thursday’s UFC on Versus 3, though it’s highly likely another two will be added to that list: Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann.

The welterweight pair delivered a “Fight of the Year” candidate for a three-round brawl that left both bloodied and battered. Sanchez, in particular, took a tremendous amount of damage en route to a controversial unanimous decision.

Angela Robertson, Board Administrator for the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority, which oversaw last night’s event, said medical suspensions are not yet available for the headlining fight because the on-site doctor is conducting a follow-up examination on both Sanchez and Kampmann.

UFC on Versus 3 took place at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., and its main card aired live on Versus. Additionally, two preliminary card bouts streamed live on Facebook. The event drew a reported 8,319 fans for a $471,450 take at the box office.

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UPDATE: Martin Kampmann’s hand is not broken.

Diego Sanchez “feeling the pure ecstasy of having a war”

By Dann Stupp

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Say what you want about his controversial decision victory; Diego Sanchez said he proved he’s got plenty of heart.

In the headliner of Thursday’s UFC on Versus 3 event at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., Sanchez (23-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) bested Martin Kampmann (17-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) on points in a three-round slugfest.

“I’m feeling the pure ecstasy of having a war,” Sanchez said after the Versus-televised fight.

“I showed them once again that I’ve got a lot of heart and that I’m going to drop my balls in there,” he said. “I’m going to give the fans what they want to see. That’s the bottom line. That was my 20th fight here in the UFC octagon (including his championship run on ‘The Ultimate Fighter 1,’ and what a way to showcase my 20th fight than with a good war? I got the [win], and that’s what matters.”

Sanchez, who discussed a ground-oriented game plan in nearly every pre-fight interview, failed in all but one takedown attempt. Most, in fact, were clearly telegraphed and easily snuffed out. Additionally, Kampmann picked him apart with expert footwork and counter-strikes in a bloody first round.

Despite Sanchez’s gritty performance, which included fighting for more than two rounds with a busted lip, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) scored the fight 29-28 for Kampmann. And based on the chorus of boos that followed the official outcome (Sanchez via scores of 29-28 on all three judges’ scorecards), most of the fans did, too.

 

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CB Dollaway Looks to Move From Prospect to Contender

By Damon Martin

Being called a prospect in the sport of MMA is a compliment by most standards. Being called a contender is even better.

That’s the distinction C.B. Dollaway is looking for as he steps into the cage with Mark Munoz at UFC on Versus 3 on Thursday night in Louisville, Ky.

The one-time “Ultimate Fighter” finalist, who now has more fights in the UFC than he did in his entire fighting career before that show started, is ready to take that next step in his career.

“Getting the co-main event, it’s my first one, so it’s a big opportunity for me, and hopefully go out there and perform like I know I can,” Dollaway told MMAWeekly Radio recently.

Now that he has a full-time gym of his own to train at, Power MMA and Fitness in Arizona, Dollaway has found stability for the first time in a couple of years. His training has hit new heights and, while he admits he is still probably at least a year away from feeling like he’s hit his peak, Dollaway is ready to start that path on Thursday night.

 

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Martin Kampmann: “I Want To Get Back to Knocking People Out”

By Damon Martin

Through 11 fights in the UFC, Martin Kampmann has picked up a lot of victories a lot of different ways, but now he’s ready to try out a new one.

As he trained for his fight against Diego Sanchez in the main event of UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Ky., this week, Kampmann learned a valuable lesson from his last fight that he wants to carry into this one.

Kampmann lost a razor close decision to current top contender Jake Shields last year. He blames himself for the outcome, and promises it will never happen again.

“I did a lot of mistakes in that fight. I think I could of won it, and it was basically giving it away, through my mistakes. I was trying to hard to submit him and I should have just stuck to punching him in the face instead,” Kampmann told MMAWeekly Radio recently.

 

 

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