by MMAWeekly.com LIVE
Final WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit makes the move over to the UFC on Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 18, where he takes on veteran fighter Martin Kampmann.
The bout headlines the 11-bout fight card in Nashville, Tenn., and airs live on Spike TV at 8 p.m. ET. A bout between Steve Steinbeiss and Ryan Jensen was dropped from the card when Jensen failed to receive clearance from the Tennessee Athletic Commission due to his reported disclosure of recently taking a prohibited substance.
The first preliminary bout is scheduled to begin at 4:45 p.m. ET. MMAWeekly.com will carry live results and play-by-play as the fights get underway.
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 18 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
-Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
R1 – Condit and Kampmann clinch early and Kampmann scores the takedown from an upper body clinch and secures a guillotine choke. Condit maneuvers up onto his knees and into side control for the escape. They scramble back to their feet and clinch again, this time Condit securing the leg trip takedown, landing in Kampmann’s half guard. Kampmann reverses into Condit’s full guard. Kampmann stands and drops into a heel hook attempt, but Condit defends well and moves into Kampmann’s guard. Condint stands and drops into Kampmann’s guard, delivering a blow that cuts Kampmann under the left eye. They stand and Kampmann eats a knee on the way up. Center ring and Condit is starting to land with his punches, jumping in with a flying knee. They clinch and wrestle to the mat, the round ending with Kampmann attempting a guillotine choke, but Condit has an arm in for defense. Close, close round with solid action.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Martin Kampmann.
R2 – They trade a few blows and then clinch again with Kampmann scoring the takedown, landing in Condit’s full guard. Kampmann working some ground and pound. Condit firing elbows back from the bottom. Condit pushes Kampmann off and they’re back on their feet exchanging punches. Exchanging blows, Condit lands a front kick to the face of Kampmann, then takes him down. Kampmann pushes Condit off and gets back to the feet. Again they trade blows. Kampmann going for a guillotine attempt again, but Condit has an arm in to defend. He escapes and then immediately scrambles and takes Kampmann’s back and has a rear naked chocke, which Kampmann escapes and turns in to Condit’s guard and the round closes. Another close, action-packed round.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Carlos Condit.
R3 – There’s a quick clash to open the round, but Kampmann gets an inadvertent poke to the eye and they stop to check it out. They quickly start back up and Condit lands a solid body kick. They clinch and exchange knees to the body. Kampmann wrestles Condit to the ground, Condit immediately starts firing elbows and searching for submissions. Kampmann fires down with his own ground and pound. They are back up on their feet briefly, but Kampmann holds on and drags Condit back to the ground and starts working again from guard. Condit searching for a Kimura, but Kampmann defends well, and again starts the ground and pound. Condit misses with a heel hook attempt. They’re back up again and Kampmann rushes Condit, who attempts a rolling knee bar. But Kampann controls again from the guard. They stand up and Condit attempts a guillotine choke, but the round ends.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Martin Kampmann.
Martin Kampmann def. Carlos Condit by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), R3
-Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero
R1 – Bader immediately takes Marrero down with a double-leg. Bader searching for sub, but can’t land it, continues working from Marrero’s guard, and quickly passes to side control. Bader spins into an armbar attempt, but Marrero is holds on and defends well. Marrero reverses and works from Bader’s guard. They get back to their feet, but Bader immediately takes Marrero down again and passes to side control. They get back up, but again Bader takes Marrero down and starts ground and pound from half guard. Marrero ties Bader up, they separate briefly, then the round ends.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Ryan Bader.
R2 – A few brief exchanges start the round, then Bader drags Marrero down with front headlock. He turns Marrero and starts work from half guard, methodically grounding and pounding. Marrero tries to escape, but Bader takes his back, punching up from under Marrero’s arm. Marrero is up to his feet briefly, but Bader immediately drags him back down and starts up again with the ground and pound, now introducing some slip elbows. Bader moves to mount, but has to give it up to defend leglock attempt. He drops back into guard and finishes out the round with ground and pound.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Ryan Bader.
R3 – Bader again scores the early takedown, moves to half guard and secures an arm triangle choke. Bader moves to side, then full mount, and then transitions to the back of Marrero. Marrero escapes onto his back, putting Bader into full guard. Bader starts his ground and pound attack again, but Marrero ties him up and they are put back on the feet. They stalemate on the feet before Bader attempts another takedown that eventually ends on the mat with little action as the round ends.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Ryan Bader.
Ryan Bader def. Carmelo Marrero by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos
R1 – Solid straight rights by Griffin to start off. Griffin commanding the center ring and finding his range, lands a right hand that staggers dos Anjos and takes him down. Dos Anjos looking for leg submission, but Griffin spins out. Griffin gets caught again with his leg bent back at an awkward angle, but somehow turns out of it and they get back to their feet. Griffin having a difficult time putting weight on the left leg now, dos Anjos shoots in with a flying knee, not devastating, but landed.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos.
R2 – Griffin’s left leg buckles as he throws. He’s still landing the straight right with regularity though. Dos Anjos moving a lot, but it’s Griffin landing more frequently with his punches midway through the round. Griffin lands another strong right as he backs dos Anjos to the cage. dos Anjos attempts Kimura, but Griffin quickly escapes. Hard overhand right rocks dos Anjos, Griffin moves in to continue punching, but dos Anjos ties him up. They separate and Griffin lands a strong combination to finish the round.
MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Griffin.
R3 – Griffin again starts with a good combination that knocks dos Anjos into the fence. dos Anjos opens up with a good combination of his own. Griffin fires back with a couple solid leg kicks and again with the straight right. Griffin again with the inside leg kick as dos Anjos misses with the flying knee. Then Griffin again with the right hand, landing more and more frequently here in the third. With a minute less, they mix it up with both fighters landing some strong punches, but Griffin pushing harder and landing the more damaging blows. dos Anjos goes for the Kimura again, seemed to have it fairly deep, but Griffin escapes and finishes with a burst of ground and pound.
MMAWeeky.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 29-28 for Griffin.
Tyson Griffin def. Rafael dos Anjos by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Cole Miller vs. Junie Browning
R1 – Miller does a good job early with push kicks and the Thai clinch, Browning shoots for takedown and nearly gives up a Kimura. He manages to take Miller’s back for a brief time before they scramble up to the feet. Miller lands a hard straight right. Browning shooting again gets caught in a guillotine choke and it’s too deep to defend and Browning taps out. Miller stands and shouts something down at Browning then walks off. (He later informed Joe Rogan that he said, “Who’s overrated now?!” And dedicated his win to Mask.)
Cole Miller def. Junie Browning by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:58, R1
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 18 QUICK RESULTS:
-Martin Kampmann def. Carlos Condit by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), R3
-Ryan Bader def. Carmelo Marrero by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Tyson Griffin def. Rafael dos Anjos by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Cole Miller def. Junie Browning by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:58, R1
-Gleison Tibau def. Jeremy Stephens by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28), R3
-Ricardo Almeida def. Matt Horwich by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3
-Brock Larson def. Jesse Sanders by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:01, R1
-Tim Credeur def. Nick Catone by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:45, R2
-Jorge Rivera def. Nissen Osterneck by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28), R3
-Rob Kimmons def. Joe Vedepo by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:54, R1
-Aaron Simpson def. Tim McKenzie by TKO (Strikes) at 1:40, R1