O’Brien still undefeated in UFC, Ramirez earns “Fight of the Night” in loss
Kampmann pulls out win, Lytle drops split decision in TUF final
Jake O’Brien upped his record in the Ultimate Fighting Championship to 2-0 with a workmanlike unanimous decision over Josh Shockman at UFC 65 this past Saturday night at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, and Hector “Sick Dog” Ramirez was awarded “Fight of the Night” honors in his UFC debut despite losing to James Irvin by TKO in the second round.
With takedown after takedown, Jake O’Brien (9-0) maintained octagon control in the opening bout of the night en route to the unanimous decision win (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) over Josh Shockman. It is the first time that O’Brien has gone the distance in his short career. With this dominating performance, O’Brien remains an undefeated heavyweight prospect with a bright future.
In an action-packed undercard contest that was shown on the live pay-per-view and honored as “Fight of the Night,” Hector Ramirez (6-2-1) dominated the first round of his fight with James Irvin – scoring with heavy-handed punches that dropped the “Sandman,” and then taking his back and nearly finishing the fight with a rear-naked choke – before getting caught with a big right hand in the second round that led to the referee stoppage. Despite the loss, Ramirez secured himself another shot in the UFC with his inspired performance.
Martin “Hitman” Kampmann recovered from a first-round knockdown to hand Thales Leites the first loss of his career with an exciting unanimous decision victory at Ultimate Fight Night on Saturday, November 11th at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, while in the main event later that evening Chris “Lights Out” Lytle dropped a split decision to Matt Serra in the welterweight finals of The Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback.
In an undercard fight that was shown on the Spike TV live broadcast, Kampmann (14-2 record, 2-0 in the UFC) picked himself off the mat in the first round and launched a furious comeback that broke Leites’ nose and culminated with a punch in the third round that dropped the bloodied Brazilian, as the “Hitman” won on all three scorecards (29-27, 29-27, 29-28).
Despite showing great takedown defense and landing some heavy body shots on the inside, Lytle (22-13-5) was unable to break free from the clinch of Matt Serra in losing a split decision (30-27, 30-27, 27-30). Serra repeatedly scored with foot stomps as he held Lytle against the cage throughout the three rounds. Unable to let his hands go and show off his considerable boxing skills, Lytle (who holds a 13-1 boxing record and was recently ranked as high as 25th in the world) dropped to his knees in disappointment as Serra was announced the victor.
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