Carlos Condit avenged his first UFC defeat. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
It was worth the wait for Carlos Condit.
The former World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion avenged an April 2009 split decision loss to Martin Kampmann, as he stopped the Dane on fourth-round strikes in the UFC Fight Night 27 headliner on Aug. 28 at the Bakers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Condit closed it out 54 seconds into round four, halting a two-fight losing streak in the process.
Kampmann was in charge early, as he secured multiple takedowns and kept the “Natural Born Killer” bottled up through the first five minutes. However, his work came with a price. Kampmann’s pace slowed as the fight deepened, and Condit took over once fatigue took hold. He tore into Kampmann with combinations -- punches, kicks, knees and elbows -- in the second round, permanently altering the complexion of the bout.
Condit found another gear in the third round, where he opened up the onetime Cage Warriors Fighting Championship titleholder with a standing elbow and threatened Kampmann with two chokes, first with a modified guillotine and later with a rear-naked choke. The bloodied Dane had nothing left for round four. Condit let loose with all his firepower, wobbling Kampmann with a left hook to the head, backing him into the cage with a left hook to the body and finishing him with knees along the fence.
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