A welterweight clash between Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann is in the works for an unspecified UFC event on March 3, according to MMA Weekly.
Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, fresh off his win over Papy Abedi at UFC 138 in England, faces Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann, who was himself just victorious at UFC 139 last weekend, in a fight set for March 3.
The new event has been rumored to be another UFC on Fox card, but no further details have been made available at this time. Location and details for the event should be released in the coming weeks.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed the pairing to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
“It was the fight I asked and I know UFC fans will love it. He has just defeated Rick Story, who had beat me before, so it’s a good fight for me”, reveals the Brazilian, on a chat with TATAME, really liking the match-up. “He’ll go for the trade of punches, he’ll come for it, so it’s a fight on which the styles really combine”.
Martin Kampmann climbs the fight isn’t quite as set as the reports make it out to be, but it does look like this is the match-up the UFC is shooting for. Should be a pretty good scrap if it pans out.
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