In what turned out to be a great fight, former interim UFC welterweight champion Carlos Condit defeated Martin Kampmann in the main event of UFC Fight Night 27. This was the second meeting between the two welterweight contenders as Kampmann defeated Condit by a controversial split decision at UFC Fight Night 18 in 2009.
UFC Fight Night 27 was held at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kampmann came out and scored a takedown early which seemed to catch Condit off guard. Kampmann, an underrated grappler, is more known for his stand up but utilized his wrestling very well in the first. However, the next two rounds were all Carlos Condit.
Condit began to pick Kampmann apart until he was able to land a body shot and a left hand that send Kampmann up against the cage. From there Condit was able to earn the TKO victory when the referee stopped the fight in just under a minute of the fourth round. The official time of the stoppage was 0:54.
At the conclusion of the fight, Condit told Jon Anik during the post-fight interview, "There are a lot interesting match ups for me." Condit did however, remind everyone that his goal is another crack at the UFC welterweight title.
This win was a big one for Condit who came up on the losing end in his last two fights against Johny Hendricks and Georges St-Pierre. Condit moves his overall professional record to 29-7 with a UFC record 6-3.
Martin Kampmann moves to 20-7 for his overall MMA career and 11-6 in the UFC. Kampmann has been a perennial member of the welterweight top 10 but has failed to position himself for a title shot with disappointing losses like this one. Kampmann has gone 3-4 in his last seven fights.
Both Condit and Kampmann will walk away with bonuses as their fight was chosen as the 'Fight of the Night.' UFC president Dana White made that announcement on Fox Sports 1 immediately following the event.
UFC Fight Night 27 aired live on Fox Sports 1. Fox Sports 1 is the new home for the majority of the UFC's televised programming.