Assuming UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre continues progressing as planned where his recovery from knee surgery is concerned, he will fight interim title-holder Carlos Condit on November 17 in Montreal at UFC 154 as has been planned for months. However, it looks like a contingency plan has been put in place just to be safe with the UFC also booking a bout between Martin Kampmann–Johny Hendricks at the same show.
UFC President Dana White announced the company’s plan last night after UFC on FX 3 had concluded. Hendricks and Kampmann are both considered to be neck-and-neck for the top contendership spot, meaning their match-up will either determine a clear-cut challenger for the winner of GSP-Condit or provide a replacement if either champion goes down beforehand.
Kampmann is fresh off a second-round stoppage of Jake Ellenberger and has won his last three fights including a submission of Thiago Alves and outpointing of Rick Story. He holds an overall record of 20-5 with fifteen finishes to his credit.
Comparably, the 13-1 Hendricks has come out with his hand raised in a quartet of consecutive clashes such as those against Mike Pierce, Jon Fitch, and most recently Josh Koscheck.
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