UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann

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UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann
A poster or logo for UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 3, 2011
Venue KFC Yum! Center
City Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance 8,319[1]
Total gate $471,450[1]
Event chronology
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones

UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann (also known as UFC on Versus 3) 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.[2][3] 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.[4]


This event was the first UFC event hosted in Kentucky.

Matt Brown was expected to face Mark Scanlon at the event,[5] but Scanlon was forced off the card[6] and was to be replaced by Matt Riddle.[7] However, the match was cancelled after Riddle injured his right hand on January 20.[8]

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,[9] however on February 12, it was announced that Natal had pulled out of the bout due to a knee injury.[10] Natal was replaced by promotional newcomer and future UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman.[11]

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."[12] 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."[13] and was replaced by David Branch.[14]

A bout between Johny Hendricks and Paulo Thiago was expected for the event.[15] However, the bout was canceled after Thiago was forced out with an elbow injury.[16]

Takeya Mizugaki was scheduled to take on Francisco Rivera, but on February 12, Rivera had to pull out due to an undisclosed training injury.[17] Mizugaki instead faced UFC newcomer Reuben Duran.[18]

Cub Swanson was due to take on Erik Koch at this event, but the bout was cancelled after Swanson suffered a training injury.[19] Koch was instead moved to a fight with Raphael Assunção at UFC 128.[20]

The Stevenson/Castillo and Cantwell/Diabaté bouts streamed on the UFC's official Facebook page.[21]

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.[22] They had previously done commentary together at WEC 41 and WEC 49.

The event drew an average of 681,000 viewers on Versus.[23]


Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Diego Sanchez def. Martin Kampmann Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Mark Muñoz def. C.B. Dollaway TKO (punches) 1 0:54
Middleweight Chris Weidman def. Alessio Sakara Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Brian Bowles def. Damacio Page Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:30
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Light Heavyweight Cyrille Diabaté def. Steve Cantwell Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–25, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Danny Castillo def. Joe Stevenson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card
Lightweight Shane Roller def. Thiago Tavares KO (punches) 2 1:28 [a]
Bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki def. Reuben Duran Decision (split) (27–30, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Dongi Yang def. Rob Kimmons TKO (punches) 2 4:47
Middleweight Rousimar Palhares def. David Branch Submission (kneebar) 2 1:44
Light Heavyweight Igor Pokrajac def. Todd Brown TKO (knee and punches) 1 5:00 [b]
  1. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Munoz vs Dollaway bout.
  2. ^ This bout aired on the broadcast following the Bowles vs Page bout.

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $60,000 bonuses each for Fight of the Night and $40,000 for Knockout/Submission of the Night.[24]

  • Fight of the Night: Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
  • Knockout of the Night: Shane Roller
  • Submission of the Night: Brian Bowles


  1. ^ a b John Morgan. "UFC on Versus 3 draws a reported 8,319 attendees for 471k live gate". MMA Junkie. 
  2. ^ "UFC on Versus: Sanchez vs. Kampmann". ufc.com. January 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ "UFC Live: in Louisville March 3". ufc.com. January 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ Mike Chiappetta. "UFC on Versus 3 to Be Broadcast in 3D". MMA Fighting. 
  5. ^ "Matt Brown vs. Mark Scanlon At UFC on Versus 3". heavy.com. January 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mark Scanlon out at UFC on Versus 3, Matt Brown awaiting new opponent". mmajunkie.com. January 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Matt Riddle Steps in to Face Matt Brown at UFC on Versus 3 in Kentucky". mmaweekly.com. January 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Matt Riddle pulls out of UFC on Versus 3". Versus.com. January 20, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rafael "Sapo" Natal Replaces Injured Maiquel Falcao at UFC on Versus 3". mmaweekly.com. January 14, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Rafael Natal withdraws from UFC on Versus 3". Versus.com. February 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Newcomer Weidman likely replaces Natal, meets Sakara at UFC on Versus 3". mmajunkie.com. February 14, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Cacareco released by Chute Boxe for "lack of communication"". Fighters Only. January 18, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Exclusive: Palhares vs. Cacareco cancelled; Brazilian floods cited". Fighters Only. January 18, 2011. 
  14. ^ "David Branch Replaces Ferreira, Faces Palhares At UFC on Versus 3". heavy.com. January 19, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Johny Hendricks vs. Paulo Thiago targeted for UFC on Versus 3". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Paulo Thiago scratched from UFC on Versus 3, Johny Hendricks in limbo". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Francisco Rivera out at UFC on Versus 3, Takeya Mizugaki awaits new opponent". mmajunkie.com. February 12, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Newcomer Reuben Duran signs on to face Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on Versus 3". mmajunkie.com. February 15, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Cub Swanson out at UFC on Versus 3, Erik Koch awaits new opponent". mmajunkie.com. February 24, 2011. 
  20. ^ "With opponents injured, Koch/Assuncao tabbed for UFC 128". Sherdog.com. February 26, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Two UFC on Versus 3 prelimary-card fights to stream live on Facebook". mmajunkie.com. March 1, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Thursday's UFC on Versus 3 event airs in 3D, Harris and Florian to commentate". mmajunkie.com. February 28, 2011. 
  23. ^ http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/events/ufc-on-versus-3-sanchez-vs-kampmann
  24. ^ "UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann bonuses: Sanchez, Kampmann, Roller and Bowles earn post-fight awards". MMA Junkie.