According to multiple reports and independent confirmation we received this afternoon from a source close to the negotiations, a welterweight match-up between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves has been verbally agreed to for an unnannounced UFC event in March.
MMAWeekly was first to report the news.
Both fighters rebounded from disappointing losses in impressive fashion in their last outings.
Kampmann breathed a sigh of relief when Bruce Buffer announced he had claimed a split-decision victory over Story after debatable back-to-back decision losses to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez at UFC 121 and UFC Live: Kampmann vs. Sanchez. Compounding “Hitman’s” bad luck was a knee injury he sustained while training for a planned UFC on Versus 4 bout with John Howard in June that kept him out of action for the past eight months.