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Martin Kampmann

Martin "Hitman" Kampmann

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  • Given Name: Martin Kampmann Frederiksen
  • Professional MMA Record: 20-7-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Hitman
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1982.04.17
  • Last Fight: August 28, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Xtreme Couture
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $525,000 USD
  • Born: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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After running his professional record to 10-1 without a single opponent making it the distance, Martin Kampmann had tremendous momentum heading into his UFC debut against Thales Leites in 2006. After defeating Leites by unanimous decision, Kampmann went on to submit respected middleweights Drew McFedries and Jorge Rivera before losing his first UFC bout to Nate Marquardt at UFC 88 in 2008. Following the loss, Kampmann moved down in weight to his more natural weight class of 170 lbs., winning back-to-back contests with Alexandre Barros and former WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit before losing in the first round via TKO to British striker Paul Daley. Kampmann rebounded nicely with a dominant win over Paulo Thiago, controlling Thiago in ways no other UFC fighter so far had done.


Known for his aggressive striking style and underrated submission skill set, Martin Kampmann is one of the most respected welterweights in the UFC, appearing regularly on top ten welterweight rankings. While the earlier part of his career was spent knocking out inferior strikers, Kampmann has been forced to round out his game as he faces equally if not more deadly knockout artists in the sport’s top echelons, a development which could pay dividends for Kampmann for years to come.


Kampmann lost two very controversial decisions in a row to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez before his current three fight win streak. He would win a unanimous decision over Rick Story before impressing fans with a come from behind victory over Thiago Alves. Kampmann was clearly losing the fight when Alves shot for a takedown and Kampmann was able to lock in a guillotine choke for the Submission of the Night. He would follow this win up with a win over top contender Jake Ellenberger finishing him by TKO in the 2nd round earning another award for Knockout of the Night.


Kampmann would then face Johny Hendricks and look to become one step closer to a title shot. On November 17th, 2012, Kampmann was knocked out in the first round by Hendricks in their co main event bout at UFC 154. The loss put an end to a three fight winning streak dating back to November 2011. Kampmann's next fight would be a rematch against Carlos Condit in the main event at UFC Fight Night 27. Kampmann came out strong in the first round trying to turn the fight into a grappling match and getting takedowns winning the first round. However Condit would take over after that and would end up finishing Kampmann in the fourth round. He would however earn Fight of the Night honors for his effort.

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Martin Kampmann Welterweight Ranking History

Martin Kampmann MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 4 of 5, 15:54 Total

Carlos Condit
20-6-0 28-7-0

UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.08.28
Odds: +230 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#25 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC Fight Night 27 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:46 Round 1 of 3

Johny Hendricks
20-5-0 13-1-0

UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.11.17
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#60 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#6 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
UFC 154 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:40 Round 2 of 5, 6:40 Total

Jake Ellenberger
19-5-0 27-5-0

The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.06.01
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $124,000 ($42K Base, $42K Bonus, $40K KO/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#42 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#31 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
4:12 Round 3 of 3, 14:12 Total

Thiago Alves
18-5-0 19-8-0

UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.03.02
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#16 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#13 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#7 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2012
UFC on FX 2 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Rick Story
17-5-0 13-4-0

UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.11.19
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $58,000 ($29K Base, $29K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout John Howard UFC on Versus 4 2011.06.26
Reason: Kampmann Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Diego Sanchez
17-4-0 22-4-0

UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.03.03
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
#73 Greatest Fight of All Time
#18 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
#4 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
UFC on Versus 3 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jake Shields
17-3-0 25-4-1

UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.10.23
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $27,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: Three 6 Mafia - It's a Fight
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Paulo Thiago
16-3-0 13-1-0

UFC 115: Liddell vs Franklin
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.06.12
Odds: +205 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 ($25K Base, $25K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: Three 6 Mafia - It's a Fight
Cancelled Bout Ben Saunders UFC 111 2010.03.27
Reason: Kampmann Withdrew (cut)
Cancelled Bout Rory Markham UFC 108 2010.01.02
Reason: Markham Knee Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:03 Round 1 of 3

Jacob Volkmann
15-3-0 9-1-0

UFC 108: Evans vs Silva
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.01.02
Odds: -285 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $46,000 ($23K Base, $23K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:31 Round 1 of 3

Paul Daley
15-2-0 21-8-2

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.09.19
Odds: -408 (Heavy Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Three 6 Mafia - It's a Fight
Cancelled Bout Mike Swick UFC 103 2009.09.19
Reason: Swick Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Carlos Condit
14-2-0 23-4-0

UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.04.01
Odds: -124 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#88 Greatest Fight of All Time
#6 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
#9 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:07 Round 2 of 3, 8:07 Total

Alexandre Barros
13-2-0 13-5-0

UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.01.17
Odds: -501 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:22 Round 1 of 3

Nate Marquardt
13-1-0 26-8-2

UFC 88: Breakthrough
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.09.06
Odds: +136 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 184.5 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
2:44 Round 1 of 3

Jorge Rivera
12-1-0 16-6-0

UFC 85: Bedlam
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2008.06.07
Odds: -353 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Rich Franklin UFC 72 2007.06.16
Reason: Kampmann Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:06 Round 1 of 3

Drew McFedries
11-1-0 5-1-0

UFC 68: Uprising
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2007.03.03
Odds: -250 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Thales Leites
10-1-0 9-0-0

The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.11.11
Disclosed Pay: $15,000 ($7,500 Base, $7,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Win | Submission | Choke
2:59 Round 1 of 3

Crafton Wallace
9-1-0 11-1-1

UFC Fight Night 6: Sanchez vs Parisyan
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.08.17
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:43 Round 1 of 3

Edwin Aguilar
8-1-0 10-9-0

WFA 4: King of the Streets
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.07.22
Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs | Referee: Cecil Peoples
Win | Submission | Choke

Damien Riccio

Cage Warriors

2005.11.26
Win | Submission

Matt Ewin

Cage Warriors

2005.07.16
Win | KO/TKO | Kick

Brendan Seguin

King of the Cage

2005.06.24
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Matt Ewin

United Kingdom Regional

2005.03.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury

Andrei Semenov

M-1 Global

2004.10.09
Win | Disqualificaton

Xavier Foupa-Pokam

Sweden Regional

2004.04.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Toni Vivas

Denmark Regional

2003.12.06
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Dave Jones

United Kingdom Regional

2003.11.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gert Mannaerts

Denmark Regional

2003.02.15

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