The nightmare Diego Sanchez (22-4) continues his journey in the welterweight division with a match-up against another top challenger in “The Hitman” Martin Kampmann (17-4). The two will meet as headliners to the the upcoming UFC on Versus 3 on March 3, 2011. The event is currently rumored to be held in Louisville, Kentucky but yet to be officially announced.
Sanchez made a big statement in his last outing with a classic Nightmare style of non-stop pressure and slams to take the unanimous decision win over the heavy handed Paulo Thiago at UFC 121 in October.
Kampmann did not share the same luck as he lost a split decision to UFC newcomer Jake Shields. Shields used his superior wrestling to grind out the win and put a stop to Kampmann’s two win-streak. Shields is now said to likely be next in line for a shot at the welterweight belt.
UFC on Versus card as of now
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
Rousimar Palhares vs. Alexandre Ferreira
Alessio Sakara vs. Maiquel Falcão
Mark Muñoz vs. C.B. Dollaway
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page