Welterweight contenders Rick Story and Martin Kampmann will return to the Octagon this November in a bout guaranteed to produce fireworks.
"A potential fight of the night has been verbally agreed to as Rick ‘The Horror’ Story will face Martin ‘The Hitman’ Kampmann at UFC 139," said UFC President Dana White.
Both men are tremendously talented but have suffered recent setbacks that have knocked them down the always-stacked welterweight ladder by a few pegs. A win for either would be huge in terms of regaining their footing in the 170 lb rankings.
Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann (17-5)
Loss Diego Sanchez (unam. decision) - UFC on Versus 3
Loss Jake Shields (split decision) - UFC 121
Win Paulo Thiago (unam. decision) - UFC 115
Rick "The Horror" Story (13-4)
Loss Charlie Brenneman (unam. decision) - UFC on Versus 4
Win Thiago Alves (unam. decision) - UFC 130
Win Johny Hendricks (unam. decision) - TUF 12 Finale
Here's how the UFC 139 card is currently shaping up:
-Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos - UFC heavyweight championship
-Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles
-Chris Weidman vs. Tom Lawlor
-Rafael dos Anjos vs. Gleison Tibau
-Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story
-Josh Koscheck vs. TBA
-Jon Fitch vs. TBA