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“UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann” Roster Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
February 1st, 2011
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After a little injury bug action, the 12-bout roster for “UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann” is once again complete.

The Versus broadcast features a pivotal welterweight affair between Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez. The KFC Yum! Center will host the March 3rd event.

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.

Kampmann, on the other hand, 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.

Speaking of Thiago, he was slated to face Johnny Hendricks on the televised portion of the show. However, an abrupt injury forced him out and Octagon brass have opted to shelf Hendricks.

Their 170-pound affair has been replaced by a lightweight scrap featuring Joe Stevenson and Danny Castillo.

Here are the fighters scheduled to participate in the freebie fight card:

Preliminary Bouts:

Todd Brown vs. Igor Pokrajac
Dave Branch vs. Rousimar Palhares
Rob Kimmons and Dongi Yang
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
Eric Koch vs. Cub Swanson
Shane Roller vs. Thiago Tavares
Cyrille Diabate vs. Steve Cantwell

Main Bouts:

Danny Castillo vs. Joe Stevenson
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page
Alessio Sakara vs. Rafael Natal
Mark Munoz vs. C.B. Dollaway
Martin Kampmann vs. Diego Sanchez

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