UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann is certainly no stranger to stand-up. A talented kickboxer with seven TKOs to his credit, Kampmann possesses knockout power in both his hands and feet. However, when it comes to facing an opponent with Thiago Alves’ power, as he will Friday night at UFC on FX 2, even “The Hitman” knows it’s best to avoid getting hit.
“I’m gonna try and pick him apart. I’m gonna stay away from those bombs. Sometimes I have a habit to start slugging it out a little bit but not this fight,” said the 29-year old Dane in an interview with the UFC. “He’s got good combinations…he’s real good standing. He’s definitely technical as well and I think it’s gonna make for a great fight.”
Also possibly playing a role in Kampmann’s strategy could be the fact three of his five total losses have come as the result of a TKO while Alves has only suffered a single strike-based stoppage in his career.
Alves-Kampmann will serve as the main event of the show, slated to start on FX at 9:00 PM EST with prelims on Facebook/Fuel TV firing up approximately three hours earlier.
Check out the comments from Kampmann as well as Alves’ response below:
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