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UFC on FX 2 took place March 3, 2012 at the Allphones Arena Arena in Sydney, Australia. Both Thiago Alves (19-9) and Martin Kampmann (19-5) entered the night looking to cement their first win streak since 2008 and 2010, respectively. Video of their headlining welterweight brawl can be seen below.
For more on Kampmann's stunning comeback, follow the play-by-play from MMA Fighting's Shaun Al-Shatti.
Round 1: Herb Dean oversees tonight's main event. Alves stalks forward and just misses a straight right. Kampmann shoots for a single but Alves fights it off and recovers back to the feet. Kampmann rockets a massive front kick that wobbles Alves. Kampmann rushes in to follow but he doesn't seem to know how hurt his opponent is. Kampmann drags the fight to the mat but by now Alves has regained his wits and stands. This time it's "Pitbull" that gets the takedown. Alves is staying busy, working his way from half guard to side control and eventually mount. Not a good spot for Kampmann. Alves is smothering, landing short shots from close range. Alves finally postures up but Kampmann bucks and gets to his feet. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Alves.
Round 2: Both men are staying patient. Kampmann rushes in but Alves circles and escapes. A high knee grazes for Kampmann but nothing to follow up. Alves slips a jab and finds his mark with a perfect counter left hook. Another exchange and Alves gets the better of it. Kampmann shoots for a double but he can't get it. Alves is walking forward and pressing the action. A big straight right crunches Kampmann's jaw, opening a cut on his face. Blood is dripping down Kampmann but Alves is showing patience. Kampmann pushes Alves against the fence as the horn sounds. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Alves.
Round 3: The crowd applauds both men for the final frame. Alves stalks forward early, planting Kampmann against the cage. Kampmann reverses and releases. Nothing significant has landed. Kampmann tosses Alves to the fence and unloads a knee right on his chin. Alves eats a counter right after missing with a flurry. Neither fighter is displaying any sort of urgency. Alves lands a hard shot and storms inside, muscling Kampmann to the mat. Kampmann somehow reverses and lands into mount! He has a guillotine and it's deep! Alves taps, it's over. What a comeback!
UFC on FX 2 results: Martin Kampmann def. Thiago Alves via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:12 of round 3.
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