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| | Thiago vs. Kampmann In The Works For UFC 115
- THIAGO VS. KAMPMANN IN THE WORKS FOR UFC 115- MMA WEEKLY - Mixed Martial Arts & UFC News, Photos, Rankings & more
The welterweights are ready to do battle north of the border. |
The latest match-up that has been confirmed for the upcoming UFC 115 card set to take place in Vancouver will pit Brazilian stand-out, Paulo Thiago, against Danish heavy hitter Martin Kampmann in a 170lb fight on the night's main card.
The bout was originally reported by the Las Vegas Sun, and independent sources have confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday as well.
Originally scheduled to fight at UFC 111, Martin Kampmann was forced off the card after suffering a gruesome cut during training that required several stitches, and for the Xtreme Couture fighter to forgo sparring while letting the cut heal.
Now ready to get back to action, Kampmann moves from Ben Saunders to an equally dangerous opponent in Paulo Thiago.
Since making a splash in his debut fight knocking out Josh Koscheck, Paulo Thiago has put the welterweight division on notice that his first fight was not a fluke. Just recently Thiago dispatched of Koscheck's teammate, Mike Swick, with a stunning 2nd round submission by D'arce choke to pick up his third win in the Octagon.
The battle between the two welterweights is expected to fill part of the pay-per-view card that is also expected to feature "Ultimate Fighter" coaches, Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz, in their third fight together.