The UFC appears to finally have a concrete plan in place when it comes to not only determining a clear cut top contender in the welterweight division but also ensuring a backup is ready in case 170-pound champion Georges St-Pierre or interim title-holder Carlos Condit goes down with injury in the next few months. St-Pierre and Condit are currently linked to a fight at UFC 154 in Montreal.
The 20-5 Kampmann has won three straight including a recent knockout of streaking slugger Jake Ellenberger. Comparably, Hendricks has notched four consecutive victories including back-to-back triumphs over Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck.
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MMATraining Take: Putting Kampmann-Hendricks together makes too much sense not to happen. It gives the UFC some insurance in terms of a title-fight at the event and, assuming GSP/Condit collide at UFC 154 as expected, it produces a contender who should be ready to go in a few months.