Martin Kampmann vs. Ben Saunders Confirmed for UFC 111

Written by Tom Ngo
January 18th, 2010

The UFC has just confirmed that Martin Kampmann and Ben Saunders will lock horns at UFC 111 on March 27th.

Kampmann has won three of his last four fights and stakes claim to an impressive 16-3 mark overall. He bounced back nicely from his UFC 103 TKO loss to Paul Daley by submitting Jacob Volkmann in the 1stRound of their UFC 108 contest.

Saunders is no slouch himself as he owns a respectable 8-1-2 record. The American Top Team-trained fighter thrashed the gritty Marcus Davis with a barrage of knee strikes to earn a devastating TKO victory at UFC 106 this past November.

In addition to the welterweight contest, the organization also confirmed a light heavyweight bout between Rodney Wallace and Jared Hamman, which will likely take place on the non-televised portion of the pay-per-view broadcast.

Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will defend his strap against the heavy-handed Dan Hardy in the evening’s main event. It will mark GSP’s first title defense since dominating Thiago Alves in a unanimous decision at UFC 100 last April.

Sounds like it’s gonna be a fist-pumpin’ good time in Jersey. Here are the fighters rumored to participate inside the the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey:

Preliminary Bouts:

Ricardo Funch vs Matt Riddle
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown
Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller

Main Bouts:

Martin Kampmann vs. Ben Saunders
Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir (UFC Interim Heavyweight Title)
Dan Hardy vs. Georges St-Pierre (UFC Welterweight Champion)

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