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Thiago Alves rumored for match-up with Martin Kampmann in March

Fresh off a pair of November wins it appears the UFC may be looking to pair talented welterweights Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann in a match-up on March 3 at a yet-to-be-named event. Both men have found a good deal of success inside the Octagon and hold multiple wins over respected adversaries making for what would almost certainly be an entertaining affair if it does indeed take place.

News of the match-up was first reported by MMAWeekly with Alves also publicly discussing the potential bout.

Kampmann is less than a week removed from his hotly-contested clash with Rick Story at UFC 139 where he came away with a Split Decision victory. The well-rounded Dane improved his overall record to 18-5 with the win, adding to past success against the likes of Paulo Thiago and Carlos Condit.

Comparably, the 19-8 Alves beat debuting Judoka Papy Abedi at UFC 138 by picking up the second submission win of his career with the finish coming in the opening round of action. The performance marked the first stoppage for “Pitbull” in more than three years after a stretch featuring five in a row including wins over Karo Parisyan, Chris Lytle, and Matt Hughes.


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