A pair of welterweight match-ups — Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger — were reported this past week, but it was previously unknown which events they would compete at. Well, it looks like we have some answers.
The UFC has confirmed that Alves and Kampmann will face off on the second FX fight night card, which is believed to be titled UFC on FX 2. The UFC didn’t specify the exact date, but several reports have indicated that it would take place on March 3. The venue is still unknown.
As for Sanchez-Ellenberger fight, MMA Junkie is reporting that it will headline a Feb. 15 card on FUEL TV. Omaha’s CenturyLink Center will host the event. Perhaps I missed something during the big FOX deal announcement, but I wasn’t even aware they were doing full live events on FUEL TV, just prelim specials and some overseas stuff. Apparently I was wrong. It’s kind of a bummer since I can’t get FUEL TV and I’m guessing the majority of you can’t either.
It’s actually been a pretty big week for fight announcements/reports. Here’s a quick recap:
- UFC 142: Mike Pyle vs. Paulo Thiago
- UFC 142: Rob Broughton vs. Ednaldo Oliveira
- UFC on FX 1: Jorge Rivera vs. Eric Schafer
- UFC on FX 1: Mike Brown vs. Vagner Rocha
- UFC on FX 1: Ryan Jimmo vs. Karlos Vemola
- UFC on FX 1: Reza Madadi vs. Rafaello Oliviera
- UFC on FX 1: Kamal Shalorus vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
- UFC on FOX 2: John Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow
- UFC 143: Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck
- UFC 143: Rafael ‘Sapo’ Natal vs. Michael Kuiper
- UFC 143: Jorge Lopez vs. Amir Sadollah
- UFC on FUEL TV 1: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger
- UFC on FX 2: Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann