UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann
|UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||March 3, 2011|
|Venue||KFC Yum! Center|
|City||Louisville, Kentucky, USA|
UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on March 3, 2011, at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was broadcast on Versus in the U.S. and Rogers Sportsnet One in Canada. This was the first UFC event to be broadcast in 3D.
This event was the first UFC event hosted in Kentucky.
Matt Brown was expected to face Mark Scanlon at the event, but Scanlon was forced off the card and was to be replaced by Matt Riddle. However, the match was cancelled after Riddle injured his right hand on January 20th.
Maiquel Falcao was due to take on Alessio Sakara, but pulled out of the bout due to an injury. Rafael Natal was to step in as his replacement, however on February 12, it was announced that Natal had pulled out of the bout due to a knee injury. Natal was replaced by promotional newcomer Chris Weidman.
Rousimar Palhares was set to face Alexandre Ferreira. However, on January 18, Ferreira was dismissed from Chute Boxe, his home training camp, citing a "lack of communication." Less than an hour later, it was reported that Ferreira would not be competing after losing family and friends in the Brazilian floods, resulting in him being in "no condition to train or fight." and was replaced by David Branch.
Cub Swanson was due to take on Erik Koch at this event, but the bout was cancelled after Swanson suffered a training injury. Koch was instead moved to a fight with Raphael Assunção at UFC 128.
Former World Extreme Cagefighting play by play announcer Todd Harris called the 3D broadcast of this event, with UFC featherweight Kenny Florian on color commentary. They had previously done commentary together at WEC 41 and WEC 49.
Preliminary card 
- Pokrajac defeated Brown via TKO (knee and punches) at 5:00 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Bowles vs. Page fight.
- Palhares defeated Branch via submission (kneebar) at 1:44 of round 2.
- Yang defeated Kimmons via TKO (punches) at 4:47 of round 2.
- Mizugaki defeated Duran via split decision (30–27, 27–30, 29–28).
- Roller defeated Tavares via KO (punches) at 1:28 of round 2. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Dollaway vs. Munoz fight.
Preliminary card (Facebook) 
- Castillo defeated Stevenson via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
- Diabaté defeated Cantwell via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–25, 30–26).
Main card 
- Bowles defeated Page via submission (guillotine choke) at 3:30 of round 1.
- Weidman defeated Sakara via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Muñoz defeated Dollaway via KO (punches) at 0:54 of round 1.
- Sanchez defeated Kampmann via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Bonus awards 
Fighters were awarded $160,000 bonuses each for Fight of the Night and $40,000 for Knockout/Submission of the Night.
- Fight of the Night: Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
- Knockout of the Night: Shane Roller
- Submission of the Night: Brian Bowles
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- "Francisco Rivera out at UFC on Versus 3, Takeya Mizugaki awaits new opponent". mmajunkie.com. February 12, 2011.
- "Newcomer Reuben Duran signs on to face Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on Versus 3". mmajunkie.com. February 15, 2011.
- "Cub Swanson out at UFC on Versus 3, Erik Koch awaits new opponent". mmajunkie.com. February 24, 2011.
- "With opponents injured, Koch/Assuncao tabbed for UFC 128". Sherdog.com. February 26, 2011.
- "Two UFC on Versus 3 prelimary-card fights to stream live on Facebook". mmajunkie.com. March 1, 2011.
- "Thursday's UFC on Versus 3 event airs in 3D, Harris and Florian to commentate". mmajunkie.com. February 28, 2011.
- "UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann bonuses: Sanchez, Kampmann, Roller and Bowles earn post-fight awards". MMA Junkie.