MMAJunkie is reporting Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann will likely headline the yet-to-be announced “UFC on Versus 3” event on March 3rd, 2011.
Sanchez recently returned to the 170-pound division after a solid run at lightweight. However, following a title loss to then-champ B.J. Penn at UFC 107 he opted to move back up to the larger weight class.
The creator of the YES! cartwheel went on to lose a unanimous decision to John Hathaway at UFC 114, but rebounded in October for an impressive unanimous decision win over Paulo Thiago. After the victory, trainer Greg Jackson said his client would take at least one more fight at welterweight.
In steps the Dutchman. Kampmann dropped a controversial split decision to Octagon rookie Jake Shields at UFC 121. Prior to the loss, Kampmann posted a 4-1 record with wins over Carlos Condit, Jacob Volkmann and the aforementioned Thiago.
No venue has been mentioned for the UFC’s 2011 Versus broadcast debut.
Here are the bouts rumored for the freebie broadcast:
Mark Munoz vs. C.B. Dollaway
Martin Kampmann vs. Diego Sanchez