As far as Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann are concerned there will not be a need for two additional rounds when they square off in the main event of Friday’s UFC on FX 2 card.

Though the bout will be contested over three rounds, both men pack plenty of firepower meaning fans can almost guarantee an early end to this one, especially since the two competitors are aiming to put the other way too rather than risk a poorly rendered score from the judges.

Alves, feels like Kampmann won’t be able to deal with his power and have to fall back on his underrated grappling, but “The Pitbull” is prepared as he explained in an interview with the UFC where he said, “As soon as he gets hit, he’s going to shoot for a takedown,” adding, “I’ve found the old ‘Pitbull’ that was sleeping inside of me.”

“The Hitman,” however, believes staying true to what he’s most comfortable with is the right path and that doesn’t necessarily mean going for a submission, saying, “I’m going to try to pick him apart. I’m going to stay away from those bombs.”

Along with the welterweight main event the semifinals of the UFC’s flyweight tournament will also be aired on the FX-televised main card.

Check out the fight preview in the video below:


MMATraining Take: I’ll personally be surprised if Kampmann truly opts to stand and strike with Alves considering the ATTer’s power but “The Hitman” definitely has the weapons in his arsenal to do so. However, at the end of the day it’s about winning (hopefully in an entertaining manner) so Kampmann would be wise to shoot for a submission rather than risk catching a shot on the chin.