Marquardt vs. Kampmann likely to be added to UFC 88

MMAjunkie.com is reporting that a middleweight matchup between Martin Kampmann and Nathan Marquardt is expected to round out the televised portion of UFC 88, which is scheduled for Sept. 6 at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Gerogia.

According to the report, the Kampmann vs. Marquardt bout could be officially announced next week.

Marquardt has a lifetime MMA record of 26-8-2 and is 5-2 lifetime in the UFC. He last fought at UFC 85 in June, losing a controversial split decision to Thales Leites in which Marquardt was docked a point for what the referee deemed an illegal blow to the back of Leites’ head. Prior to that, he had submitted Jeremy Horn with a guillotine choke during UFC 81 this past February.

Meanwhile, Kampmann is undefeated in the UFC with a record of 4-0 and 16-2 in his MMA career. His last three wins have come against Thales Leites, Drew McFedries, and Jorge Rivera. An outstanding Muay Thai fighter, Kampmann has become a well-rounded martial artist since joining Randy Couture’s Xtreme Couture gym in Las Vegas.

UFC 88 will be televised on pay-per-view and will be headlined by former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell taking on season 2 heavyweight winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Rashad Evans.

The complete lineup for UFC 88 is as follows:

Main Card -

Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell
Rich Franklin vs. Matt Hamill
Martin Kampmann vs. Nathan Marquardt
Karo Parisyan vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Dan Henderson vs. Rousimar Palhares

Preliminary Card -


Kurt Pellegrino
vs. Thiago Tavares
Matt Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Tim Boetsch vs. James Lee
Roan Carneiro vs. Ryo Chonan

10 COMMENTS
  • JOe K. says:

    This looks like a great card.

    I can’t wait to see Marquardt. He’s a manchild!

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  • BJJ in VA says:

    Ive got tickets to this one, just wish they would have put silva vs. cote on the card. But either way its going to be great.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    that could be a really good fight, i like both these guys

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  • Tigerfansince84 says:

    This could easily be the fight of the night. Both of these guys like to bring it and I would LOVE to see this fight.

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  • platypus says:

    id like to see kampmann take this , and get a shot at anderson

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  • detroit_fan says:

    good addition to the card imo. i’m excited to see this.

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  • bob says:

    A Good addition to the 88 card:

    4 top ten 185ers!

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  • Rich S. says:

    this one’s pretty interesting.. i’ll be rooting for Kampmann.

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  • SteveXtreme says:

    I will also be attending UFC 88. I may have an extra ticket, (if a friend backs out on me which i think he will) 5th row. Email me if interested SteveXtreme88@gmail.com

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  • Warcry says:

    Yea I really wanted to see Anderson and Cote on this card because I will be in the house to watch the Ufc come to the Atl finally

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