“UFC Live 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann” takes place this evening at the KFC Yum! Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. featuring a welterweight main event between Diego “The Dream” Sanchez and Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann.
The action airs LIVE on Versus starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, preceded by two preliminary card bouts streaming live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/UFC) at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
Join us here tonight at ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) as we provide live results and play-by-play commentary during the event. In the meantime, check out our predictions on the fights and photos from the weigh-ins.
UFC Live 3 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Televised on Versus)
- Diego Sanchez def. Martin Kampmann by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mark Munoz def. C.B. Dollaway by KO (punches) Rd 1 (:54)
- Chris Weidman def. Alessio Sakara by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1
PRELIMINARY CARD (Streaming on Facebook)
- Cyrille Diabate def. Steve Cantwell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
- Danny Castillo def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Not Televised)
- Shane Roller def. Thiago Tavares by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (1:28)
- Takeya Mizugaki def. Reuben Duran by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)
- Dongi Yang def. Rob Kimmons by TKO (punches) Rd 2 (4:47)
- Igor Pokrajac def. Todd Brown by TKO (knee and punches) Rd 1 (5:00)
- Rousimar Palhares def. Dave Branch by submission (heel hook) Rd 2 (1:44)
UFC Live 3 play-by-play:
Joe Stevenson vs. Danny Castillo
Round 1 – Stevenson blocks a high kick. They circle for a bit, and he stuffs Castillo’s shot. They clinch, Joe picks him up and slams him hard on his head. Castillo gets up and Stevenson jumps up and locks on his patented guillotine choke but Castillo slips out. Castillo now on top, Stevenson goes for another guillotine but Castillo is quickly out. They stand up, Castillo shoots and puts Stevenson down. Stevenson had a guillotine but quickly released it. Stevenson trying to get up, on one knee, he’s up. Misses a leg kick. Right hand from Castillo. Big combo from Castillo and Stevenson is rocked. Nice left jab from Castillo. Castillo hits him with a couple more shots. Clinch and knee from Stevenson before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round for Castillo 10-9.
Round 2 – Stevenson moving forward with a jab. One, two from Castillo misses. He shoots, stuffed. Left from Castillo skims Joe. Left, right from Castillo just misses. Left from Joe. Left jab scores for Castillo then a big left hook lands. Leg kick for Castillo and a left jab scores. Joe shoots, grabs a double, pressing Castillo to the cage, picks him up and slams Castillo landing in side control. Joe in half guard. Joe still working to get his leg free from half guard. Castillo gets full guard. Joe postures up with an elbow and Castillo locks his guard. Elbows from the bottom by Castillo. Castillo holding on looking for a stand up. Castillo sweeps and gets to his feet. He presses Joe to the cage, throws a knee and Joe’s hand was on the ground. It was ruled unintentional. Joe’s okay. Flying knee and a kick from Caastillo before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Stevenson.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Castillo, left jab from Joe. Body shot from Castillo. Castillo misses with a few shots, lands a right. Big leg kick from Castillo. Joe with a left jab, shoots but Danny gets underhooks, reverses. Joe shoots, grabs a single but Castillo gets an underhook and puts a couple, and a couple more knees to Joe’s mid section. Joe grabs Castillo’s neck from a standing position, tries to drag him to the ground but loses his grip. Castillo drops levels and Stevenson drops down for a guillotine. Castillo pops his head out and is on top now. 1:25 left in teh round. Scramble, knee to the body from Castillo, another one. Joe stands up and keeps one hand on the ground as Castillo presses him against the cage. Castillo gets the takedown. Stevenon gets to his knees and gets up. Stevenson looks for a standing kimura but Castillo lands more knees to the body and takes Joe down again with ten seconds left he mounts but Joe gets out right before the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Castillo and the fight 29-28 for Castillo. Joe Stevenson may have just lost his last fight in the UFC. It’s very likely he will be cut after this.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Danny Castillo def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Steve Cantwell vs. Cyrille Diabate
Round 1 – The Snake vs. The Robot. Body kick from Diabate, then an exchange of leg kicks. Head kick blocked by Cantwell. Leg kick from Diabate. Right hand scores for Cantwell. Body kick from Diabate. Big body kick from Diabate, another one, but Cantwell catches it and puts Diabate on his back. Cantwell on top in half guard. Cantwell is a BJJ black belt under Segio Pena according to Mr. Rogan. A couple punches from his back from Diabate. Cantwell stands up and Diabate gets up, lands a knee. Front kick to the body from Diabate. Inside leg kick from Diabate. Left straight from Diabate. Knee from Diabate to the body, leg kick scores for Diabate. Head kick from Cantwell but he eats two knees to the body and a leg kick. Cantwell shoots, eats a knee. Body shot drops Cantwell, he shoots, standsd up and is wobbly. Inside leg kick and three punches and Cantwell is almost out on his feet. He can barely walk back to his corner. They didn’t bring Cantwell’s chair in so he has to stand… not good. They forgot his chair. Totally F’d up! ProMMAnow.com scores this one 10-9 for Diabate.
Round 2 – Body kick from Diabate. Diabate checks a leg kick. Right hand from Cantwell. Diabate is trying to set him up. Cantwell’s corner told him to take it to the ground but he’s not even thinking of it it seems. Big body kick from Diabate. Cantwell shoots but ends up on his back with Diabate landing punches to the body. Diabate lets him up. Cantwell misses a Sueprman punch. Diabate with a leg kick. Diabate with a nice jab that scores, another. Uppercut from Diabate and a one two and a knee to the body, leg kick. He’s picking Cantwell apart. Right hand from Cantwell. Leg kick from Diabate. Cantwell shoots, stuffed. Diabate grabs him from behind in turtle position. They get up, clinched. Knee from Diabate, uppercut and several big punches rock Cantwell. Body kick. Leg kick, punch. He’s destroying Cantwell. Cantwell shoots, stuffed. Diabate on top inside guard. Elbow from Diabate and Cantwell tries for an armbar but his face is a bloody mess. 10-9 for Diabate.
Round 3 – Leg kick for Diabate but eats a body kick from Cantwell. Inside leg kick from Diabate. Again. Again. Cantwell with a leg kick and Diabate lands a couple nice punches. Big body kick from Diabate and a left. Knee to the face and a punch from Diabate. Knee to the body, again from Diabate. One, two punch and he’s playing with Cantwell. Cantwell still pressing forward. Leg kick from Diabate. Right hand from Diabate, Cantwell shoots, stuffed. Cantwell is a bloody mess. Knee to the body and three punches to the face, leg kick from Diabate. Head kick from Cantwell. One, two, three, four from Diabate. Knee to the body and several punches from Diabate score, big body kick from Diabate. Joe Rogan keeps saying this is a sparring match. Boos from the crowd, probably because the pace had slowed. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Diabate and 30-27 for Diabate.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Cyrille Diabate def. Steve Cantwell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-26)
NOTE: Diabate said after the fight he had been traveling too much and it hurt is cardio and that’s why he wasn’t able to finish.
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page
Round 1 – Page swings big and misses. He attacks with more kicks and punches and Bowles fires back. Leg kick from Page and Bowles counters with a right. Flying knee from Page misses. Big leg kick for Page. Another big one. Another big one but eats a punch. Right hand by Bowles and an uppercut lands. Page barely misses with two big punches. Left jab from Bowles. Big leg kick from Page. Nice one two from Bowles, and then a nice combo to body and head. Uppercut hurts Page, catches a kick and dumps Page on his back where he assaults with several shots then locks on a guillotine choke, just like he beat him the first time they fought and Mr. Page is fast asleep. Exactly how I called it! (Check for yourself)
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1
Alessio Sakara vs. Chris Weidman
Round 1 – Sakara stuffed Weidman’s shots the whole round. He didn’t do a lot of damage on the feet but definitely showed he was the superior striker. Sakara got cut somehow though Sakara gets the round easy 10-9.
Round 2 – Weidman gets a single leg early, inside Sakara’s full guard. Weidman lands a few shots, stands and drops down with one big right and Sakara’s cut is opened up badly bleeding. Badly gushing. Weidman in side control and has Sakara in trouble. Weidman using elbows and punches, working on that cut. Sakara gets to his feet but quickly gets taken back down. He gets up again, clinched against the cage. Sakara is a bloody mess and calls in a doctor to check it out. They let it go. Weidman with a leg kick, then a one two punch combo. Big leg kick from Weidman. Sakara swings big and misses. Weidman is standing with him right now, testing out his striking. Big body combo from Sakara, again to the liver. ProMMAnow.com scores it 10-9 for Weidman.
Round 3 – Big body shots from Sakara. Knee from Weidman to the body. Weidman shoots, drives it hard and puts Sakara on his back. Weidman in side control, lands a nice elbow. Sakara lands an elbow off his back. Matt Serra in Weidman’s corner calling out instructions. Weidman controlling the action here, landing short punches. Weidman now in half guard, landing little rabbit punches, postures up with a couple bigger shots. Weidman moves to half guard and the ref stands them up. Left hand from Sakara. Weidman shoots, drives it through and puts Sakara against the cage, pulls him down flat away from the cage, has side control. Sakara backhands him from the bottom. Weidman now in half guard, not doing much. Sakara pushes him off and gets up. Weidman gets a leg and gets him back down with ten seconds left. One more left hand from Weidman at the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Weidman.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Weidman def. Alessio Sakara by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
C.B. Dollaway vs. Mark Munoz
Round 1 – Leg kick from Dollaway, big one. Dollaway gets a takedown, Munoz grabs a leg but Dollaway stands up and lets Munoz up. Big right hand drops Dollaway and the ref stops it very quickly. Munoz followed it up with a couple shots before the ref stopped it. Yamasaki was right there looking in Dollaway’s eyes, so although it may have looked early to us, he was obviously hurt. He did get up fairly quickly but he got hit VERY hard with one big shot on the chin that snapped his head sideways and dropped him.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Mark Munoz def. C.B. Dollaway by KO (punches) Rd 1 (:54)
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
Round 1 – The Dream vs. The Hitman. Diego looks very intense. Kampmann touched gloves to Diego’s chest. No abs for Diego. Kampmann throws a combo and Diego covers up. Diego grabs a collar tie and some knees but Kampmann blocks. Body shot from Diego. Right hook barely misses for Diego. Right hand for Diego, he shoots, gets a single, pushes Kampmann against the cage. Kampmann is free, lands a knee to the chin. Kampmann drops Diego with a straight right. He grabs a front head lock and lands a knee, another one. Diego explodes, grabs a single, but is stuffed. They’re back up and squared off. Left hand by Kampmann. Diego is busted up. Right hand from Martin. Lands a knee to the chin of Diego. Left hand from Sanchez and he is bleeding. Right hand from Kampmann, Sanchez shoots, stuffed. Right hook from Sanchez. Body shot by Diego. Left , right from Kampmann, then another left. Diego shoots, puts him against the cage. Kampmann with a knee and Diego backs up. Sanchez is bleeding badly from his mouth which may mean his nose is broke. ProMMAnow.com scores the round 10-9 for Kampmann.
Round 2 – Diego shoots, stuffed. Diego shoots again, knee to the leg. Right hand from Kampmann on the exit. Combo from Diego, quick left jab from Kampmann. Right hand from Kampmann. Nice right from Kampmann, and a head kick barely misses. Nice left from Diego, then shoots, pushes Kampmann against the cage. Kampmann stuffs it. Diego shoots again, presses Kampmann into the cage, stuffed. Diego swings big and misses. Diego swings for teh fences and scores. Diego threw about a ten punch combo and hurt Kampmann momentarily and he’s bleeding quite a bit. Diego shoots, stuffed. Right hand from Kampmann. Right hand from Diego after another combo of punches. He needs to do more of that. Nice right from Kampmann. Nice shot from Kampmann counters a Diego shot. Diego grabs a single but Kampmann gets out. Diego fires off a combo, about ten shots and gets tagged. Kampmann throws a knee and Diego slips to the ground at the bell. ProMMAnow.com scores that round for Sanchez 10-9.
Round 3 – Diego was looking like Vitor Belfort with those punch combinations. Very exciting. That is an awesome Diego Sanchez. Left straight from Kampmann. Right hand from Sanchez. Another one. Diego shoots, grabs a single but Kampmann stuffs it, lands a knee. Kampmann breathing heavy. Right hook from Diego scores. Nice combo of punches from Diego. Diego shoots, stuffed. Kampmann kicks him in the leg. Nice left from Diego rocks Kampmann. Diego swings, shoots, finally gets a takedown and lands in side control. That’s huge. Diego slips off his back and Kampmann is back up. They both land punches. Nice left from Diego. Right hand from Kampmann but Diego fires back with a big combo. Knee from Kampmann. Diego scores with more punches and Kampmann’s hand is hurt. More combos from Diego. Diego is bleeding pretty badly. Ten seconds to go and Diego chases him down like Wanderlei Silva. A real slug fest here. A cornerman just put a towel on Diego’s bloody face and blood squished out between his fingers through the towel… whoah. Great freakin fight guys, great fight. I give the final round to Diego and give him the fight 29-28. It seemed like he wanted it more, put on more pressure and frankly landed the harder shots. He worked at a higher pace and put on a great performance. And if he wins, he brought my picks up to 10-1 for the night. (You can see all our picks here.)
NOTE: He did it! Enormous win for Diego Sanchez!! I have no idea why this crowd is booing. Diego has a HUGE hematoma under his eye. His face looks horrible, absolutely horrible. Some people cheer for Kampmann, thinking he won, but still a lot of people booing. Kampmann thinks he won the fight and broke his hand.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Diego Sanchez def. Martin Kampmann by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)