A welterweight showdown between Martin Kampmann and Ben Saunders has been agreed upon for UFC 111 on March 27 in New Jersey, according to MMA Weekly, and the bout is expected to be signed soon.
After beating former WEC champ Carlos Condit last April to improve to 6-1 in the UFC and 2-0 at 170-pounds, Kampmann (16-3) suffered a first-round knockout to Paul Daley in September. “The Hitman” bounced back in his most-recent fight, choking out Jabob Volkman earlier this month at UFC 108.
Saunders (8-1-2), a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 6, picked up UFC wins over Dan Barrera, Ryan Thomas, and Brandon Wolff to push his win streak to seven-straight, but dropped his first career bout to Mike Swick last June. “Killa B” rebounded in November with a first-round knockout of Marcus Davis.
UFC 111 is headlined by welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy and Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir for the interim heavyweight championship, and also includes Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves, Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown, and Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller.
Pictured: Martin Kampmann