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Kampmann and Swick to Meet at UFC 103

Written by Tom Ngo
June 29th, 2009
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It is being reported that a welterweight scrap between Martin Kampmann and Mike Swick is likely to take place at UFC 103 in Dallas, Texas. Most probably, the bout will serve as a top contender match-up, with the victor likely earning a shot at the strap.

Sources close to the situation have confirmed with MMAWeekly.com that both fighters have agreed to the bout and contracts should be signed shortly.

Swick has been perfect since dropping to the 170-pound division, and has openly stated that his four consecutive W’s are worthy of a shot at the strap.

“This is my tenth fight in the UFC, I’m 9-1. I want to fight for the title,” Swick stated after his UFC 99 win over Ben Saunders. “I want to fight top guys – Matt Hughes, Georges St-Pierre, Thiago Alves.”

Although he didn’t get one of the top dogs he coveted, Kampmann will prove to be more than enough of a challenge for the American Kickboxing Academy-trained fighter.

Kampmann has won 11 of his last 12 contests, with his only loss coming at the hands of middleweight top contender Nate Marquardt at UFC 88. He most recently welcomed Carlos Condit into the UFC in his last outing, taking a split decision over the former WEC welterweight champ.

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