UFC Live 3

UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that took place on March 3, 2011, at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was broadcast on Versus in the U.S. and Rogers Sportsnet One in Canada. This was the first UFC event to be broadcast in 3D.


This event was the first UFC event hosted in Kentucky.

Matt Brown was expected to face Mark Scanlon at the event, but Scanlon was forced off the card and was to be replaced by Matt Riddle. However, Riddle then had to pull out on January 20 due to an injury to his right hand, suffered in training. The fight has since been canceled.

Maiquel Falcao was due to take on Alessio Sakara, but pulled out of the bout due to a currently unknown injury. Rafael Natal was to step in as his replacement, however on February 12, it was announced that Natal had pulled out of the bout due to a knee injury. Natal was replaced by promotional newcomer Chris Weidman.

Rousimar Palhares was set to face Alexandre Ferreira. However, on January 18, Ferreira was dismissed from Chute Boxe, his home training camp, citing a "lack of communication." Less than an hour later, it was reported that Ferreira would not be competing after losing family and friends in the Brazilian floods, resulting in him being in "no condition to train or fight." and was replaced by Dave Branch.

A bout between Johny Hendricks and Paulo Thiago was expected for the event. However, the bout was canceled after Thiago was forced out with an elbow injury.

Takeya Mizugaki was scheduled to take on Francisco Rivera, but on February 12, Rivera had to pull out due to an undisclosed training injury. Mizugaki instead faced UFC newcomer Reuben Duran.

Cub Swanson was due to take on Erik Koch, but an injury in training has forced Swanson out of the bout. The bout has since been canceled and Koch is scheduled to replace the injured Manny Gamburyan, taking on Raphael Assuncao two weeks later at UFC 128.

The Stevenson/Castillo and Cantwell/Diabaté bouts streamed on the UFC's official Facebook page.

  1. Diego Sanchez vs Martin Kampmann
    Diego Sanchez
    24-4-0 Record 17-4-0
    5' 10" Height 6' 0"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Martin Kampmann
    Welterweight bout: Sanchez defeated Kampmann via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
  2. CB Dollaway vs Mark Munoz
    CB Dollaway
    12-3-0 Record 9-2-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 0"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    76 Reach
    Mark Munoz
    Middleweight bout: Muñoz defeated Dollaway via KO (punches) at 0:54 of round 1
  3. Alessio Sakara vs Chris Weidman
    Alessio Sakara
    19-7-0, 1NC Record 5-0-2
    6' 0" Height 6' 2"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Reach 78.0 in (198 cm)
    Chris Weidman
    Middleweight bout: Weidman defeated Sakara via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
  4. Brian Bowles vs Damacio Page
    Brian Bowles
    8-1-0 Record 12-5-0
    5' 7" Height 5' 6"
    135lbs (61kg) Weight 135lbs (61kg)
    Damacio Page
    Bantamweight bout: Bowles defeated Page via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 3:30 of round 1
  5. Joe Stevenson vs Danny Castillo
    Joe Stevenson
    36-11-0 Record 8-3-0
    5' 7" Height 5' 9"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Danny Castillo
    Lightweight bout: Castillo defeated Stevenson via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
  6. Steve Cantwell vs Cyrille Diabate
    Steve Cantwell
    7-3-0 Record 17-7-3
    6' 2" Height 6' 6"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    75 Reach
    Cyrille Diabate
    Light Heavyweight bout: Diabaté defeated Cantwell via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–25, 30–26)
  7. Thiago Tavares vs Shane Roller
    Thiago Tavares
    19-3-1 Record 8-2-0
    5' 7" Height 5' 10"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Shane Roller
    Lightweight bout: Roller defeated Tavares via KO (punches) at 1:28 of round 2. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Dollaway vs. Munőz fight
  8. Cub Swanson vs Erik Koch
    Cub Swanson
    15-4-0 Record 11-1-0
    5' 7" Height 5' 9"
    145lbs (65kg) Weight 145lbs (65kg)
    Erik Koch
    Featherweight bout:
  9. Takeya Mizugaki vs Reuben Duran
    Takeya Mizugaki
    Reuben Duran
    Bantamweight bout: Mizugaki defeated Duran via split decision (30–27, 27–30, 29–28)
  10. Rob Kimmons vs Dongi Yang
    Rob Kimmons
    23-6-0 Record 9-0-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 11"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Dongi Yang
    Middleweight bout:Yang defeated Kimmons via TKO (punches) at 4:47 of round 2
  11. Rousimar Palhares vs Dave Branch
    Rousimar Palhares
    20-3-0 Record 8-1-0
    5' 8" Height 6' 1"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    71 Reach
    Dave Branch
    Middleweight bout: Palhares defeated Branch via submission (kneebar) at 1:44 of round 2
  12. Igor Pokrajac vs Todd Brown
    Igor Pokrajac
    22-8-0 Record 15-1-0, 1NC
    6' 0" Height 5' 11"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Todd Brown
    Light Heavyweight bout: Pokrajac defeated Brown via TKO (strikes) at 5:00 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Bowles vs. Page fight