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"Hitman"

20-7-0

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
  • Gym/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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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 4 of 5, 15:54 Total
Carlos Condit
Ref: Herb Dean
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
#36 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
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2012.11.17
Odds: +140 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
#57 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
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
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
#39 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#29 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
#48 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
4:12 Round 3 of 3, 14:12 Total
Thiago Alves
Ref: Herb Dean
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
#15 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
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
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
Cancelled Bout John Howard UFC on Versus 4 2011.06.26
Reason: Kampmann Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Diego Sanchez
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
#71 Greatest Fight of All Time
#16 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
Ref: John McCarthy
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
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Paulo Thiago
Ref: Herb Dean
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
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
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:31 Round 1 of 3
Paul Daley
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2009.09.19
Odds: -408 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
Cancelled Bout Mike Swick UFC 103 2009.09.19
Reason: Swick Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Carlos Condit
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2009.04.01
Odds: -124 Near Even | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#87 Greatest Fight of All Time
#6 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
#10 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:07 Round 2 of 3, 8:07 Total
Alexandre Barros
Ref: Kevin Mulhall
UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
2009.01.17
Odds: -501 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 168.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:22 Round 1 of 3
Nate Marquardt
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
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
Win | Submission | Choke
2:44 Round 1 of 3
Jorge Rivera
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 85: Bedlam
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2008.06.07
Odds: -353 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Rich Franklin UFC 72 2007.06.16
Reason: Kampmann Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:06 Round 1 of 3
Drew McFedries
Ref: Herb Dean
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
#85 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Thales Leites
Ref: Yves Lavigne
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
Win | Submission | Choke
2:59 Round 1 of 3
Crafton Wallace
Ref: Herb Dean
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
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:43 Round 1 of 3
Edwin Aguilar
Ref: Cecil Peoples
WFA 4: King of the Streets
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2006.07.22
Weigh-In: 184.0 lbs
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 HOP 2005.03.04
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury Andrei Semenov M-1 Global 2004.10.09
Win | Disqualificaton Xavier Foupa-Pokam EVT 2 2004.04.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Toni Vivas EVT 1 2003.12.06
Win | KO/TKO | Knee Dave Jones XFC 2 2003.11.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Gert Mannaerts VF 3 2003.02.15

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