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UFC Fight Night Preview: Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Natural Born Killer
Nickname The Hitman
22-4 Record 14-2
No. 8 welterweight
Rank No. 21 welterweight
9-0 (T)KO Record 7-2
13-3 Sub. Record 5-0
0-1 Dec. Record 1-0
W-8 Streak W-1
170 Weight 170
6-1 Height 6-0
24 Age 26
Arizona Combat Sports
Camp Xtreme Couture
Albuquerque Hometown Aarhus, Denmark

Carlos Condit will fight Martin Kampmann Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 18. The full preview is below.

What's at stake for Condit: This is the UFC debut for the former World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion, and Condit wants to make a strong impression on UFC fans and UFC management. If he comes in strong and wins his first couple fights in the UFC, Condit will be fighting for the UFC belt soon.

What's at stake for Kampmann
: Kampmann has fought at middleweight for most of his career, and a win over Condit would firmly establish him as a top-flight welterweight.

Condit says about Kampmann: "Martin Kampmann is very well rounded, so I have to stay sharp in all aspects of my game. I imagine he's thinking the same thing. ... I've seen several of his UFC fights and some of his old fights from Europe. He's very tough. He's a solid fighter."

Kampmann says about Condit: "I think it's going to be a war. It's going to be a great fight. He's a tough guy and I'm just going to get in there and try to punch him in the face, and he's going to try to do the same to me. It should be a great fight. ... He's good at a lot of things. He's dangerous on the ground, he's got good submissions off his back, he's got dangerous knees and kicks. He's good. I pretty much know what I have to look out for."

Why Kampmann is favored: Kampmann already has six UFC fights under his belt and has more experience against top competition.

Why Condit could pull the upset: He's a well-rounded fighter who thoroughly dominated the opposition in the WEC. It wouldn't be much of an upset if Condit wins.

Condit Links:
Official site | UFC profile | Sherdog record | Wikipedia entry

Kampmann Links:
Official site | UFC profile | Sherdog record | Wikipedia entry

Prediction: Expect a fast-paced, exciting fight that Condit will win by decision.