Am I the only person who thinks Kampmann is champion material. He seems like he has been the better overall fighter in each of his bouts, yet he makes mental errors that cost him wins. I think he should leave Xtreme Couture and move to Jacksons or somewhere that will help him game plan more.
Not as bad as Garcia/Phan because that was straight robbery, this was close and you can see why the judges all scored 29-28. Everyone gave Kampmann R1 which was clear. R2-3 they gave to Diego on aggressiveness. I would have scored it a draw, with the last round being 10-10. If Kampmann hadn't broken his hand he might have been able to put together some more punches in the last minute and win it.
You can argue Diego landed more significant strikes than Martin, and when a round is close a takedown can sway the judges. In Phan Garcia, Garcia was outstruck and did not land the higher volume of strikes either.
Kampmann landed the better shots all three rounds. Deigo punched a lot of air, and the compubox reflects it. It came down to aggression. I can see an argument for giving Deigo the 2nd based on aggression. Judges in MMA are unable to distinguish when one fighter is countering the shit out of another. Much like BJ/Edgar 1, they see movement, aggression and activeness. Kampmann knows this, and let the fight slip away from him. That broken hand cost him unfortunately.
Exactly. Much like Lenny Garcia last two/three wins too. Deigo wasn't landing as much. What he was doing was pushing forward. Unlike Nam Phan though, Martin was taking some damage, was slowing down, and was getting caught in flurries. It's similar to a blue belt beating a seasoned purple in competition. He likely won't be doing it with technique. But if he has a strength and fitness advantage, and knows how to use it, he can 'outhustle' the purple to a referees decision or even score a point or two. That's why I'm a Deigo fan, he knows how to do this.
Fitch Diaz Guida and more, were all opponents he beat, or came close to beating, by being way more active.
I think it was a good call. I dont think you'll ever see a "counter" fighter get a judges win over someone that presses a fight like Deigo did. Kampmann counterstruck ( and well ) for rounds two and three, but he didn't force the action or move froward, and while he stuffed a dozen take down attempts, you dont score points for defense.
Razor thin fight.
I did like the Rocky moment at the end..Deigo should have yelled: Yo, Adrian!