Montague (13-3) enters the fight on the heels of a loss in his UFC debut. After winning four consecutive fights to earn his shot in the Octagon, Montague got knocked out by John Dodson at UFC 166 in October.
He’ll try to rebound from that defeat at UFC 171.
Montague’s opponent, Campuzano (13-5), is in a similar situation. He exited the UFC in early 2011 following a 0-2 run, but recently returned following a five-fight winning streak.
Campuzano’s return didn’t go as smoothly as he had hoped, losing a unanimous decision to undefeated Sergio Pettis.
Much like Montague, Campuzano will be looking to this fight as a path to redemption.
The UFC 171 fight card is slated for a headlining bout between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, as they battle for the vacant UFC welterweight title after former champion Georges St-Pierre relinquished the belt to take some much-needed time off.