The UFC revealed today that welterweight contenders Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann have been pitted against one another in a matchup set for The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale.
The bout will serve as the evening’s main event and, as such, will be a five rounder.
Since losing a controversial decision to current UFC interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit in his UFC debut, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger (27-5) has gone on a six-fight winning streak in the promotion. Having ran through the likes of Mike Pyle and Jake Shields, Ellenberger has positioned himself near the top of the welterweight division. In his most recent outing — which went down on February 15 at UFC on Fuel TV 1 — Ellenberger survived a late surge from Diego Sanchez to defeat his opponent via unanimous decision.
Dutch-born technician Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann (19-5) has been a staple in the UFC since 2006 and in the welterweight division since 2009. Along the way, he’s taken out Carlos Condit, Jacob Volkmann, Paulo Thiago, Rick Story and Thiago Alves. The Las Vegas-stationed fighter has put to bed a two-fight losing streak that saw him drop razor-thin and controversial decisions to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, by defeating the highly regarded Rick Story and Thiago Alves in succession. Kampmann most recently appeared in action earlier this month at UFC on FX 2 opposite Alves, rallying from a two-round deficit to submit the talented Brazilian with a hail Mary guillotine.
The Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale has yet to be officially linked to a date or venue, but is expected to take place on June 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.