This was supposed to be a war. While the title implications of this bout were never explicitly stated, everyone knew what was at stake. Both Martin Kampmann and Johny Hendricks were coming in on high notes. Both were looking to prove something. On paper this had all of the makings of a great fight.
That’s why fights aren’t fought on paper, though.
Hendricks absolutely wrecked Kampmann in the first round, and when it was all said and done, folks (including yours truly) were simply left wondering how we could have misgauged this match so badly coming in.
Check out the highlights from this shocker in the video below.