A rumored matchup between top welterweights Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann is now official, as the UFC announced today that Alves and Kampmann will square off at the second UFC on FX event in early March.
UFC on FX 2 is expected to take place on March 3, which was recently reported as the likely date for UFC 145 is Sydney, Australia. It’s not yet known whether UFC on FX 2 would still take place in Sydney or if the UFC’s return to Australia will be pushed back.
Alves and Kampmann are both coming off November wins, as Kampann (18-5) topped Rick Story at UFC 139 to rebound from losses to Diego Sanchez and Jake Shields, while Alves (19-8) bounced back from a loss to Story, his third loss in four fights, with a first-round submission of newcome Papy Abedi at UFC 138.
Alves vs. Kampmann is the first bout confirmed for the UFC on FX 2 fight card.
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Pictured: Thiago Alves