Archive for Martin Kampmann

UFC 103: Franklin vs Belfort (09/19/09)

Posted in Fight Cards with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2009 by Maxwell Destree

From: American Airlines Center,  Tx

 

Rich “Ace” Franklin                     Vitor “Phenom” Belfort

Rich Franklin    vs   

Mirko “Cro Cop”     vs     Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos

Mike “Quick” Swick     vs     Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann

Josh “Ko’s” Koscheck     vs     Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg

Efrain “Hecho en Mexico” Escudero     vs     Cole “Magrinho” Miller

Tyson Griffin     vs     Hermes Franca

Drew “The Massacre” McFedries     vs     Tomasz “Gorilla” Drwal

My Top Five: Welterweight Fighters In the UFC

Posted in Top Five Fighters in Each UFC Weight Class with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by Maxwell Destree

1. Georges “Rush” St.Pierre     georges-stpierre-3

There really shouldn’t be any question why St.Pierre is number one.  He has one of the most complete fight games in all of MMA.  He is a superior athlete to any MMA fighter.  This was an easy place for St.Pierre.  St.Pierre is a pretty young fighter still, and could be on top of the fight game for the next ten years.  He is the first ever MMA fighter to be sponsored by Gatorade, and I expect him to receive many more sponsorships before he’s done. St.Pierre has beaten BJ Penn, Thiago Alves easily in his last two fights which further cements his spot at this spot but also as one of the best MMA fighters in history.  Here’s to a great career St.Pierre.

 

2. John FitchJohn Fitch   

Fitch moves back up to the number two spot after UFC 100.  Fitch had a very impressive win over Paulo Thaigo in which he basically out-grappled a grappler.  Fitch proved in his fight against Thiago that he is still developing as a fighter.  Although Fitch is still out of St.Pierres league he did hold his own a little better than Thiago Alves did.  Fitch moved past Thiago for the number two position for a couple of reasons.  First, as I just said, he had a better fight against St.Pierre, but he has also won two fights since his loss to St.Pierre and looks as though he is a better fighter today then when he last fought St.Pierre.  Although a fight with  Alves would go to the scorecards and be a very close fight, I think Fitch might be able to take him. 

3. Thiago “Pitbull” Alves     thiago-alves

With recent wins over top welterweight competitors Karo “The Heat” Parisyan, Matt Hughes, and most recently Josh Koscheck,  Alves is still in the top five, but with his recent loss to Georges St.Pierre he falls a spot to number three.  Thiago looked to be in the best shape of his life against St.Pierre, he still didn’t look as good as Fitch did fighting St.Pierre.  Alves is young, and can easily move into the number two spot once again, he just needs to make sure that he keeps developing as a fighter.  Although, it will be tough to ever reach the level that St.Pierre is at currently.  There could very easily be a rematch in the future with St.Pierre, but first, I would like to see Alves fight Fitch.

4. Mike “Quick” Swick     mike-swick

Swick is a very good fighter, he has really good power and hand speed, and can hold his own on the ground.  His most disappointing loss was to Yushin “The Thunder” Okami who is a fantastic fighter in his own right.  Also, when Swick fought Okami it was as a Middleweight, Swick has since dropped down to Welterweight and looks great.  Swick is going to be facing Martin Kampmann to decide who will recieve a title shot against Georges St.Pierre.  Personally I think that both fighters are very good, but I think Swick is just a little bit better.  Either way it should be a very interesting and exciting fight to watch.

 

5.Martin Kampmann     martin-kampmann

Kampmann is a tough dude, and could easily move up this board to the number four spot.  He has some good wins in the UFC, one over Thales Leites, and his most recent win against Carlos Conditt.  Kampmann will be facing off against Mike Swick to decide who takes on St.Pierre.  I think Kampmann loses to Swick, but I still like his chances of staying at the number five spot.

 

 

(6. Josh Koscheck)     josh-koscheck-2

The only reason Koscheck is at number six and not higher is because of his most recent loss to Paulo Thiago.  Koscheck has the athleticism to be a ranked fighter but has yet to put it all together.

(honorable mention: Paulo Thiago)