Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit will face each other in the UFC Octagon for a second time tonight live on Fox Sports 1 at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2. The show kicks off with a pair of fights on Facebook at 5 p.m. ET and four fights on Fox Sports 2 (formerly Fuel TV) at 6 p.m. ET.
This post will cover the live results for the main card which takes place on Fox Sports 1, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
Aside from Kampmann and Condit in the welterweight main event, the main card features five other bouts. The co-main event sees Donald Cerrone take on Rafael dos Anjos in a lightweight bout.
Surprise Ultimate Fighter winners Kelvin Gastelum and Court McGee are in action in the welterweight division as Gastelum takes on Brian Melancon and McGee faces off with Robert Whittaker. Bantamweights meet when Takeya Mizugaki and Erik Perez meet and rounding out the card is a middleweight bout between Brad Tavares and Robert McDaniel.
Make sure to come back and share your thoughts in the comments as the fights go down.
Brad Tavares vs. Bubba McDaniel – Round 1 – Tavares working leg kicks and some hard rights off the jab. Tavares with a good kick that knocks McDaniel down but he’s back up quickly. Tavares comfortably takes the round with a more varied striking attack. 10-9 Tavares.
Round 2 – Tavares with a good flurry of strikes and McDaniel is looking a bit confused and very hesitant. Weird exchange as they both throw and McDaniel basically falls into him and ends up on top on the ground. Tavares gets up with a reasonable amount of ease and it’s back to Tavares dominating on the feet. This isn’t exciting, but it’s pretty clear who is winning. Tavares with a takedown but he stands back up and starts kicking the legs of McDaniel. 10-9 Tavares.
Round 3 – McDaniel with a big left hand but Tavares took it well after his legs initially buckled. Tavares with a very hard low blow but they continue after only a short break. McDaniel with the takedown now. McDaniel has been working to pass guard and has been aggressive but he’s not going to get the finish and it’s just too little, too late. 10-9 McDaniel makes it 29-28 Tavares on my card.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Brad Tavares wins by unanimous decision.
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Erik Perez – Round 1 – They’re trading some big shots right off the bat and both men are landing. Mizugaki lands well and now Perez lands in return. They’re both landing hard and Perez with a flying knee. Right hand by Mizugaki. Now Perez looking for the takedown. Perez is bleeding badly from the nose as he works for the takedown. Mizugaki gets to his feet, eating a knee to the body on the way up. Perez with another takedown but they’re back to the feet quickly. Perez with another takedown. Now Mizugaki gets the back off a takedown. 10-9 Mizugaki.
Round 2 – Perez misses a spinning kick. Mizugaki with a hard right and now a good series of follow up shots. Mizugaki owns the round through much better striking. 10-9 Mizugaki.
Round 3 – More of the same early, Perez tries for a takedown now and can’t get it and now Mizugaki with a body lock takedown of his own. Mizugaki has a very deep rear naked choke but Perez manages to survive somehow. Mizugaki finishes the round with a flurry. 10-9 Mizugaki.
Official Scorecards: 29-28 Perez, 29-28 Mizugaki, 29-28 Mizugaki. Takeya Mizugaki wins by split decision.
Court McGee vs. Robert Whittaker – Round 1 – McGee comes out fast throwing a lot of strikes and getting inside but Whittaker is able to keep it standing. My satellite went out for two rounds, sorry for lack of details.
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Round 3 – McGee comes out firing and lands a hard right that rattles Whittaker. McGee working combinations while Whittaker is firing back. McGee keeping the pressure on this round, wearing Whittaker out if not landing a ton of strikes. Good right hand by McGee. Whittaker with a few decent shots and McGee lands again.
Official scorecards: 30-27 Whittaker, 30-27 McGee, 29-28 McGee. Court McGee wins by split decision.
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Brian Melancon – Round 1 – Melancon with a good overhand right that backs Gastelum off. Gastelum with a takedown but Melancon gets to his feet quickly. Gastelum with another takedown and he lands a knee as Melancon gets up again. Gastelum with a good flurry that hurts and drops Melancon and now he locks in the rear naked choke and it’s over. Kelvin Gastelum wins by submission (rear naked choke), round 1.
Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos – Round 1 – RDA with a few nice punches to the head early. Knee to the body by Cerrone, counter punch by RDA. Big right by RDA drops Cerrone and now he is up but RDA takes him down, Cerrone throws up a triangla dna now RDA is on the back. RDA dropping huge elbows from the top. 10-9 Rafael dos Anjos
Round 2 – Body kick by RDA. Good knee now by RDA and Cerrone is pretty ineffective so far. Cerrone with a takedown right after I type that. He’s on top now in half guard. They’re back to standing and now RDA is looking for the takedown and he gets it. 10-9 RDA as he won the striking and evened up the takedowns.
Round 3 – Big leg kick by Cerrone and a head kick by RDA. RDA working to the body and now Cerrone returns a body shot. Cerrone is able to turn it up and take the round but too little, too late.
Official scorecards: 29-28 across the board. Rafael dos Anjos wins by unanimous decision.
Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann – Round 1 – Kampmann charges out looking for the takedown and he gets the inside trip to get the fight to the mat. Condit looking for options off his back but Kampmann stays on top and starts dropping some big punches. Kampmann is on the back now, he can’t get both hooks in and now Condit is on top. Back to the feet and Kampmann with another takedown. Condit gets to his feet and lands two inside elbows. Condit with a nice little flurry and Kampmann looking for a takedown again and he gets it again. 10-9 Kampmann as the round ends.
Round 2 – Condit opens with a nice combo of strikes, right hand by Kampmann and now Condit is looking for a takedown, he can’t get it so he settles for landing an elbow to the side of the skull. Leg kick by Condit and now two right hands and a body kick. Spinning backfist by Condit and he’s getting comfortable now. 10-9 Condit.
Round 3 – Condit with a good right hand and Kampmann is slowing a bit it seems. Kampmann with a takedown now. Kampmann busted wide open now and Condit is really taking over now. Condit with a choke, Kampmann spins out of it, Condit now with the rear naked choke attempt and Kampmann escapes. Just a fantastic exchange. Condit stings him as they get back to the feet. 10-9 Condit.
Round 4 – Kampmann with a takedown and right hand but Condit back to his feet now. Condit hurts him with a right hand. He is crushing him with a combo and now knees to the head and Kampmann is down! It’s over! Carlos Condit wins by TKO (punches and knees), round 4.
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