TUF 15 Finale: Martin Kampmann TKO's Jake EllenbergerPosted on June 1, 2012, 10:58 PM by Anton Gurevich
Once again, Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann proved he's one of the best comeback fighters in the UFC. The Dane TKO'd Jake Ellenberger in Round 2, and now finds himself in line for a shot at the UFC Welterweight title.
Ellenberger was a more aggressive fighter inside the Octagon, hurting Martin Kampmann on several occasions. In Round 1, The Juggernaut connected with a powerful left hook that put Kampmann on his back. Ellenberger followed with a vicious ground and pound looking to finish the fight, but Martin Kampmann managed to survive the onslaught. From there, Ellenberger and Kampmann showed very little action, but for some odd reason, the referee Steve Mazzagatti let the fight continue on the ground.
Round 2 delivered more of the same from Jake Ellenberger. Kampmann was able to connect with one straight punch, But Ellenberger responded with a heavy combination that bloodied up The Hitman. Kampmann was out on his feet, but once again, Ellenberger lacked the finishing touch in this fight. In another exchange, Kampmann connected with a good right hand, followed by a series of knees that KO'd Ellenberger, and cut his six-fight streak in the UFC.
Kampmann is now 20-5 in the UFC, currently enjoying a three-fight winning streak, with victories over Rick Story, Thiago Alves, and now Jake Ellenberger. UFC on Fuel TV commentator Jon Anik announced that Martin Kampmann will be fighting Johny Hendricks in his next fight, with a winner earning his shot at the UFC Welterweight title.
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