Results by Brady Crytzer
In the night’s main event Diego Sanchez defeated Martin Kampmann via unanimous decision. Kampmann, a former Danish National Kickboxing Champion, battered Sanchez badly in the first round scoring an impressive knockdown with a right cross. In the second Sanchez began to land with looping punches that stunned his taller opponent. In the third, with Sanchez badly bruised, bloodied, and swollen it was the takedowns of “The Nightmare” that appeared to have swayed the judges. Scorecards all read the same, 29-28 in favor of Sanchez.
Mark Munoz cemented his place in the middleweight division by knocking out CB Dolloway in just :54 seconds with a right hook.
Middleweight Chris Wiedman made his UFC debut a successful one by defeating Alessio Sakara via unanimous decision. All cards read the same, 30-27.
Former world bantamweight champion Brian Bowles weathered and early storm and choked out his opponent Damacio Page at 3:30 of the first round.
Light heavyweight Cyrille Diabate defeated Steve Cantwell via unanimous decision. Scores read 30-25, 30-26, and 30-27. Lightweight Danny Castillo defeated Joe Stevenson via unanimous decision. Scores read 29-28 twice and 30-27. WEC standout Shane Roller shocked opponent Thiago Tavares when he stopped him cold with a right cross at 1:28 of the second round. Bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki defeated Reuben Duran via split decision. Scorecards read 30-27 twice and 29-28. Dongi Yang stopped opponent Rob Kimmons in the second round via TKO after a flurry of unanswered punches. The end came at 4:47. Middleweight Rousimar Palhares submitted Dave Branch with a wrenching heel hook at 1:44 of the second round. Igor Pokrajac TKO’ed Todd Brown at the end of the first period with a hard knee. The end came at 5:00.
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