If you tuned in to UFC Fight Night 27 from Indianapolis on Wednesday, you saw some great action. From the barnburner that was Erik Perez-Takeya Mizugaki, to the Fight of the Night main event between Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit, the night certainly did not disappoint fight fans.
In watching the main event, fans saw two different approaches to the fight. Kampmann wanted to use wrestling, as he did in their first encounter, while Condit was more into throwing strikes and making this a kickboxing match.
Using the FightMetric stats, let's break down how this fight went.
The first round was scored by most, if not all, in favor of the Dane. Kampmann was 4-of-5 in scoring takedowns, which earned him an 80 percent takedown rate. That was the story of the first round, even though Condit was able to get back to his feet multiple times.
In terms of striking, Condit had the edge here. Despite not having a lot of time on the feet and being on his back, Condit outlanded Kampmann 32-12.
Seeing these stats shows how close the round was, though the edge still went to the Danish fighter.
The second round saw the beginning of Condit's breakout. Kampmann went 0-of-5 this time in terms of takedowns, showing Condit's ability to regroup after the break. Unable to get the takedown, he was faced with a kickboxing fight.
Condit again outstruck Kampmann 37-19. There was no doubt Condit was the winner of this round.
This is the round where Kampmann began to tire. Although he was able to get a takedown, it took three tries to get it down that one time. However, when on the mat, it was Condit who had two submission attempts and a pass.
The on-the-feet-striking wasn't close either. Condit output eight times the amount Kampmann did, landing 63-8 in total strikes landed.
This set up the final round.
Only lasting 54 seconds, this round was obvious. Kampmann landed a takedown, but not for long. Condit got back to his feet and ended up outstriking the Dane 15-4. Out those 15 strikes came the finish that ended the fight. Due to knees and punches, "The Natural Born Killer" walked out the winner due to superior striking.
The total numbers were as follows: Condit landed 147 total strikes while going 0-of-2 on takedowns. He had two submission attempts, two passes and one reverse on the ground. Kampmann landed just 43 total strikes, while landing six of 15 takedowns.