On Friday night after ‘UFC on FX 3 event UFC President Dana White announced a new fight for UFC 154. Rising contender Johny Hendricks (13-1) will face Martin Kampmann (20-5) in a welterweight bout to determine who will be no.1 contender.
UFC 154 will take place on November 17th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The main event targeted for the night will feature current undisputed UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St-Pierre against interim champion Carlos Condit. However, there are still many question marks around the headline fight due to GSP’s torn ACL injury that he is currently recovering from.
Former NCAA champion wrestler Johny Hendricks is in great form at the moment riding a four fight winning streak. Hendricks was last in action against Josh Koscheck at UFC on Fox 3 where he won a split decision in a close matchup. At the TUF 12 Finale in December of 2010 Hendricks suffered his first ever career defeat at the hands of Rick Story, but then bounced back from the loss by stringing together three straight wins over TJ Waldburger, Mike Pierce and Jon Fitch. Hendricks now has the chance to earn himself a shot at welterweight gold with a win over Kampmann in November.
Martin Kampmann last competed just over a week ago at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale against Jake Ellenberger. He won the fight via KO in the second round earning himself “Knockout of the Night” honors in the process. Since losing to Diego Sanchez in March 2011 in a controversial decision, Kampmann has picked up big wins over Rick Story and Thiago Alves. This puts him on a current three fight winning streak that he will no doubt look to extend against the dangerous Hendricks. Stay close to ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) as more updates become available for this event.