Welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann will square off in a match that could help solidify a future contender in one of the UFC’s most talented divisions. Officials announced Wednesday the two will serve as the main event for The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on June 1.
Ellenberger has been one of the hottest fighters in all of the UFC, winning six straight fights since a Split Decision loss to current interim champion Carlos Condit. The 26-year old recently capped his streak off by outpointing Diego Sanchez last month. Other fighters “The Juggernaut” has earned wins over include Jake Shields, Sean Pierson, Carlos Eduardo Rocha, John Howard, and Mike Pyle. Four of those six victories have come by way of strike-based stoppage.
Comparably, Kampmann has won two straight since back-to-back defeats at the hands of Sanchez and Shields, earning a decision over Rick Story and a come-from-behind submission against Thiago Alves earlier this month. “The Hitman” is 4-2 in six fights since 2010.
Their bout is set to takes place from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. So far, Kampmann-Ellenberger is the only official bout aon the card outside of the finales in TUF’s lightweight tournament.
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