It doesn’t take long for UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to get cracking for fighters that have just competed. Now he’s got two more of them paired up for a new fight card in March.
Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, fresh off his win over Papy Abedi at UFC 138 in England, faces Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann, who was himself just victorious at UFC 139 last weekend, in a fight set for March 3.
The new event has been rumored to be another UFC on Fox card, but no further details have been made available at this time. Location and details for the event should be released in the coming weeks.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed the pairing to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
The American Top Team fighter most recently dismantled UFC newcomer Papy Abedi in England at UFC 138, while picking up his first submission victory since coming to the promotion in 2005.
He’ll have a tough test ahead of him in March when he returns, however, facing the always tough and durable Martin Kampmann, coming off a big win of his own just last weekend.
While the fight was closer than he would have liked, Kampmann put on a strong performance against Rick Story, who actually holds a win over Alves, to get back on the winning track.
Alves and Kampmann meet in a pivotal match-up as both try to get back into the contender’s race in the welterweight division.
MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the proposed March 3 event when it becomes available.