Both fighters competed on the UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez main card on Oct. 23.
Sanchez picked up a much needed win over Paulo Thiago in an entertaining decision win. After winning the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, Sanchez had a successful run at 170 before back-to-back losses to Josh Koscheck and Jon Fitch sent him down to 155. Although he won four straight fights at lightweight and earned a title shot against B.J. Penn, Sanchez lost a one-sided bout and decided to try his luck once again at 170.
Welterweight prospect John Hathaway spoiled his return, picking up a decision win over Sanchez. But Diego has since returned to the Greg Jackson MMA team and looked revitalized against Thiago.
As for Kampmann, he had a similar experience, winning his first four UFC bouts at middleweight before running into a much bigger Nate Marquardt. He lost that bout via first round TKO and made the move to welterweight. Kampmann went 4-1 at 170 before a fight against soon-to-be title challenger Jake Shields. Shields, a former Strikeforce champion, won a close split decision with his grappling, but some observers felt Kampmann won the fight by doing the most damage.