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Sanchez misses KO but gains respect

Updated: March 4, 2011, 9:13 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann promised to give everything they had Thursday night at the KFC Yum Center, and they stayed true to their words.

Sanchez and Kampmann put on a welterweight fight that MMA fans will be talking about for a long time. They threw caution to the wind and punched and kicked each other for a full 15 minutes. When the final bell rang, Sanchez's face was a bruised and bloody mess. But the look on his face didn't sway the judges against him in any ...

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