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.

Now it appears Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann will join them on the November 17 card. UFC President Dana White confirmed the probable pairing to media after UFC on FX 3.

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.


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.