A featured welterweight matchup between contenders Mike Swick and Martin Kampmann set for UFC 103 on September 19 in Dallas will determine the top contender in the 170-pound division, with the winner then taking on welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre for the title.
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva confirmed the news during Saturday’s UFC 100 pay-per-view broadcast.
Swick (14-2) has lost just once in 10 UFC bouts, losing to middleweight contender Yushin Okami in 2007 before dropping to welterweight in early-2008 and winning four-straight fights over Josh Burkman, Marcus Davis, Jonathan Goulet, and Ben Saunders.
Kampmann (15-2) has won 6 of his 7 UFC fights, including 2-straight at welterweight over Carlos Condit and Alexandre Barros following a loss to middleweight contender Nate Marquardt last September in his final fight at 185-pounds.
St-Pierre (19-2) has won 6-straight matchups following his upset loss to Matt Serra in early-2007, defeating Josh Koscheck, Matt Hughes, Serra, Jon Fitch, BJ Penn, and Thiago Alves to cement his status as the world’s top welterweight and among its best pound-for-pound fighters.
A date for the matchup between St-Pierre and the Swick-Kampmann winner is not yet set, as it hinges on how St-Pierre’s groin injury, suffered in his UFC 100 win over Alves, heals, as well as what shape the winner of the September fight between Swick and Kampmann is in, though the UFC’s traditional blockbuster year-end show, with this years set to take place in early-January, is a possibility.