Many expected it to be Fight of the Night, and they were not disappointed. Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann delivered a four-round war that ended with Condit smashing up Kampmann with punches and knees to the stoppage.
The first round belonged to Kampmann and his takedown prowess. While Condit did a good job off his back, Kampmann took the first stanza.
The rest of the fight was a back-and-forth affair. For the most part, Condit was getting the better of the exchanges on the feet while fighting off Kampmann's shots.
Twitter was alive for this fight. For every moment, there seemed to be a comment from somebody in the MMA community. From the president himself, Dana White, to Bleacher Report's own Scott "No Face" Harris to Bellator contender Douglas Lima, everybody had a say in the happenings as they came.
As the fight progressed, many wondered if the main event or an earlier scrap would get the Fight of the Night bonus. B/R's Scott Harris weighed in.
What's FOTN? This or Takeya-Perez? I...I really don't know. #UFCFightNight— Scott Harris (@ScottHarrisMMA) August 29, 2013
Bellator welterweight Douglas Lima was quick to point out the furious pace that Condit set in the fight. It was a key factor in the former interim champion prevailing.
Awesome finish what a pace from Condit!!— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) August 29, 2013
Team Jackson teammate and UFC middleweight Derek Brunson was quick to compliment Condit on his striking ability.
No one wants to stand with Carlos ! #UFCFightNight— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) August 29, 2013
UFC president Dana White was complimentary of Martin Kampmann's will, but questioned other parts of his game, something other MMA fans did as well.
Martin is tough but one of the weirdest game plans ever! Let's take one of the best strikers in UFC and make him a wrestler??— Dana White (@danawhite) August 29, 2013
Comedian Adam Hunter took to his MMA Roasted Twitter to crack jokes all night. However, his one about Martin Kampmann's battered face was one of the funnier on the night.
Kampmann's face is starting to look the like bathroom on the next season of TUF. #UFCFightNight— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) August 29, 2013
Team Jackson member and UFC women's bantamweight Julie Kedzie was excited for Condit's win, but reflected on a subpar team effort on the night that saw fellow teammates like Erik Perez fall.
When it was all said and done, Bleacher Report was one of the first outlets to report on the Fight Night bonuses. The main event competitors didn't walk away with light pockets.
KOTN: Thatch. Submission: Cummings. FOTN: Condit/Kampmann— Bleacher Report MMA (@BR_MMA) August 29, 2013
As you can see, everybody had something to say about Fight Night 27. Dana White was perplexed with Martin Kampmann's game plan, Derek Brunson pointed out Carlos Condit's deadly striking, and Julie Kedzie voiced her support for a wounded-but-not-defeated Jackson's MMA, which went 1-3 on the night.