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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