UFC On FX 2 Results Recap: Martin Kampmann Vs. Thiago Alves

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Martin Kampmann of Denmark and Thiago Alves of Brazil fight during the UFC On FX welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

In the main event of UFC on FX 2, Martin Kampmann narrowly edged out a win over Thiago Alves. Kampmann won the fight via submission due to a guillotine choke with less than a minute left in the fight. Kampmann improves his record to 19-5 and now has back-to-back wins over highly ranked opponents Alves and Rick Story. Alves drops to 19-9 and is just 2-4 in his last 6.

As most fans expected, the majority of this fight was a stand-up battle. And that battle was largely won by Thiago Alves. While Kampmann had some success in round 1 with a nice headkick, Alves was overall much more successful. He outstruck Kampmann, and used his powerful leg kicks to damage the Hitman. Late in the 3rd, Alves rocked Kampmann, but made a fatal mistake. Instead of trying to end the fight standing, Thiago shot for a takedown. Kampmann grabbed Alves's exposed head, locked on a guillotine, and pulled off the miraculous come from behind win.

What was the high spot of the fight?

Clearly the finishing sequence - both for Alves's big shots and Kampmann's choke.

Where do these guys go from here?

Martin Kampmann called out Carlos Condit post-fight, playing off the fact that he defeated Condit in the interim champion's UFC debut. But at only 2 fights removed from back to back loses, and with this fight being very close, I don't think he's there just yet, especially since Condit seems to be sitting on the bench awaiting GSP. I'd say Kampmann vs. Ellenberger makes perfect sense with the winner being next in line for the title.


Thiago Alves Vs. Martin Kampmann Full Fight Video Highlights From UFC On FX 2


Thiago Alves is in a tough spot. The former #1 contender just can't find consistency anymore and is in a "win one lose one" cycle. He hasn't defeated a ranked opponent since 2008. He still has value to the UFC as a gatekeeper, but his days as a contender are pretty clearly done. I'd pair him with Diego Sanchez - they were supposed to meet back at UFC 90, and now is an excellent time to make good on that one.

Watch it now, later, or never?

Later. It's a good fight that's worth your time, but it's not an absolute must-watch.

SBN coverage of UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann

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