UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman.
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The UFC will be throwing MMA fans another freebie with the UFC live: Sanchez versus Kampmann fight event, scheduled for March 3, 2011. The Sanchez versus Kampmann fight card will be the third UFC event broadcast live on versus. Here are my predictions for the UFC live: Sanchez versus Kampmann MMA event.

Diego Sanchez versus Martin Kampmann

The main event of the night, this MMA fight is a classic striker versus grappler matchup. Sanchez is a solid wrestler that should have no problems dominating the grappling. Kampmann is clearly the better striker. Despite the fact that Kampmann has showed decent takedown defense in the past, Sanchez should be able to secure takedowns and finish off Kampmann on the ground. Sanchez wins by TKO

C.B. Dollaway versus Mark Muñoz

Tough fight to call, both men are solid MMA fighters. Muñoz has faced tougher fighters in the past, and that experience will help against the well rounded Dollaway. Muñoz wins by decision.

Alessio Sakara versus Chris Weidman

Undoubtedly the toughest fight in Weidman's short fight career, Weidman will try to keep his undefeated MMA record intact. He will have a hard time against the tough veteran Alessio Sakara, who is currently on a three fight win streak. Alessio's experience will prove too much for Weidman, and Weidman will suffer his first loss in professional MMA. Sakara wins by TKO.

Brian Bowles versus Damacio Page

Both MMA fighters will look to make good impressions with the fans in their UFC debut. Given the fact that Bowles has only lost to one of the best MMA fighters in Dominick Cruz, he should have no problems taking care of Damacio Page. This fight ends just like the first one, Brian Bowles wins by submission.

Joe Stevenson versus Danny Castillo

The UFC didn't do Danny Castillo any favors, when they matched him up with Joe Stevenson in his first appearance in the octagon. Joe Stevenson is coming of tough losses to Mac Danzig and George Sotiropoulos, and is hungry for a win. He will come out aggressively against Castillo, and should overwhelm the UFC newcomer with some serious ground and pound. Joe Stevenson wins by decision.

Undercard

Thiago Tavares defeats Shane Roller

Erik Koch defeats Cub Swanson

Takeya Mizugaki defeats Reuben Duran

Dong Yi Yang defeats Rob Kimmons

Rousimar Palhares defeats Dave Branch

Todd Brown defeats Igor Pokrajac

David is a Brazilian Jiu jitsu and boxing practitioner that has watched and studied MMA for the past 6 years.

Sources:

Fight and fighter information from sherdog.com and ufc.com

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BJJ head who passionately follows mixed martial arts and boxing. Former Yahoo Sports MMA contributor.

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