|Weight Class||Middleweight (185 lbs.) / Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 0" (183 cm)|
|Birth Date||April 17, 1982|
|Fighting Out Of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Martin Kampmann Pictures||http://martinkampmann.tv/|
Martin Kampmann Frederiksen, or simply Martin Kampmann, is a Danish mixed martial artist who is currently fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada where he trains at the Xtreme Couture gym. He is currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He first competed as a Middleweight, but has recently dropped down a weight class to compete as a Welterweight.
|Record||20 - 6 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Johny Hendricks||KO (Punch)||UFC 154: St. Pierre vs. Condit||11/17/2012||1||0:46|
|Win||Jake Ellenberger||TKO (Knee)||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale||6/1/2012||2||1:40||Won co-Knockout of the Night|
|Win||Thiago Alves||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann||3/3/2012||3||4:12||Won Submission of the Night|
|Win||Rick Story||Decision (Split)||UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson||11/19/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Diego Sanchez||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann||3/03/2011||3||5:00||Won Fight of the Night|
|Loss||Jake Shields||Decision (Split)||UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez||10/23/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Paulo Thiago||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin||6/12/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||Jacob Volkmann||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva||1/02/2010||1||4:03||Bout aired on SpikeTV|
|Loss||Paul Daley||TKO (Punches)||UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort||9/19/2009||1||2:31|
|Win||Carlos Condit||Decision (Split)||UFC Fight Night 18: Condit vs. Kampmann||4/01/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Alexandre Barros||TKO (Punches)||UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson||1/17/2009||2||3:07||Welterweight Debut (170 lbs)|
|Loss||Nate Marquardt||TKO (Punches)||UFC 88: Breakthrough||9/06/2008||1||1:22|
|Win||Jorge Rivera||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 85: Bedlam||6/07/2008||1||2:44|
|Win||Drew McFedries||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||UFC 68: The Uprising||3/03/2007||1||4:06|
|Win||Thales Leites||Decision (Unanimous)||The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale||11/11/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Crafton Wallace||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UFC Fight Night 6: Sanchez vs. Parisyan||8/17/2006||1||2:59||UFC debut|
|Win||Edwin Aguilar||TKO (Punches)||WFA: King of the Streets||7/22/2006||1||2:43|
|Win||Damien Riccio||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||CWFC: Strike Force 4||11/26/2005||2||1:58||Won Cage Warriors Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Matt Ewin||Submission (Verbal)||CWFC: Strike Force 2||7/16/2005||1||2:45|
|Win||Brendan Seguin||KO (Head Kick)||KOTC: Warzone||6/24/2005||1||2:05|
|Win||Matt Ewin||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||HOP: Fight Night 2||3/04/2005||1||N/A|
|Loss||Andrei Semenov||TKO (Cut)||M-1 MFC: Middleweight GP||10/09/2004||N/A||N/A|
|Win||Xavier Foupa-Pokam||DQ||EVT 2: Hazard||4/04/2004||2||0:27|
|Win||Toni Vivas||TKO (Punches)||EVT 1: Genesis||12/06/2003||1||1:23|
|Win||Dave Jones||KO (Knee)||XFC 2: The Perfect Storm||11/09/2003||1||N/A|
|Win||Gert Mannaerts||TKO||VF 3: Rumble in the West||2/15/2003||N/A||N/A|
Martin Kampmann made his debut at UFC Fight Night 6 as a late replacement for Kalib Starnes. In his debut fight with the UFC, Kampmann defeated opponent Crafton Wallace by first-round submission. His next victory came by way of a unanimous judges' decision over Thales Leites in The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale on November 11, 2006, and at UFC 68: The Uprising, he defeated Drew McFedries by arm-triangle choke in the first round.
His next UFC fight was scheduled for UFC 72 against former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin, but he was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury. Kampmann returned from his injury at UFC 85, where he defeated Jorge Rivera by Guillotine Choke at 2:44 in the first round.
All of Martin's first fifteen fights were at the 185lb limit. After losing to Nate Marquardt at UFC 88, Kampmann announced that he would drop down to the welterweight division (170lbs). Martin made his Welterweight debut at UFC 93 defeating Alexandre Barros by second round TKO. His next fight would be at UFC Fight Night 18 against the former & last WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit. The two battled it out for three rounds, showing some great displays of Muay Thai kickboxing as well as some impressive grappling. Kampmann won the fight with a split decision victory, further cementing himself in the welterweight division.
Rumors soon surfaced that Kampmann had accepted to fight TJ Grant, but he shot down the rumors by stating that fighting Grant would not benefit his career, since he wants to fight people that would get him further up the ladder towards a title shot.
Kampmann was next set to face American Kickboxing Academy fighter Mike Swick who is 4-0 in the Welterweight division and 9-1 in the UFC. The fight was set to take place at UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort in September 2009, and many saw it as a fight to determine the #1 contender. Unfortunately, Swick was forced to pull out of the fight, and he was replaced by British mixed martial artist Paul Daley. Daley put an end to Kampmann's run at the title, upsetting the Xtreme Couture fighter at 2:31 of the first round via TKO (Punches). The loss was a major set back for Kampmann, who was one fight away from a title shot, only to find himself back to square one.
In hopes to return back into title contention, Kampmann returned to action on January 2, 2010 at UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva. He was first sheduled to face off against Rory Markham, but when Markham was forced off the card due to injury, a replacement was found in Minnesota Martial Arts Academy trained Jacob Volkmann. Though the bout is on the undercard, it was aired live on SpikeTV. Late in the round, Volkmann charged forward with a series of lunging shots, which he had been landing quite well for much of the first round. Kampmann back-peddled and then struck with a counter right that dropped Volkmann to the mat. The Dutch kickboxer continued the assault with hammerfists, and when Volkmann worked his way to his knees, Kampmann locked in the fight-ending Guillotine Choke, forcing the tap at 4:03 of the first round.
Kampmann was expected to return to action at UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy, where he was to face Ben Saunders. He was forced off the card and was replaced by Jake Ellenberger. He finally returned at UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin on June 12, 2010 against Paulo Thiago. Kampmann controlled the fight impressively throughout the three round affair, almost closing Thiago's right eye by the end of the third. In the end, Kampmann was not able to finish his opponent, but walked away with a well earned Decision (Unanimous) victory.
Ranks and Titles
- Cage Warriors middleweight champion (2005)
- FB-Submission Wrestling Tournament Champ +77 kg class (2004)
- Battle of the Vikings Thai Boxing Superfight Champ (2004)
- Former Danish Thai boxing champion
Kampmann operates his own MMA gym under the Shooters MMA organization: The Colosseum
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