UFC 154 just got a strong co main to go alongside the WW title unification bout between champion Georges St Pierre and interim champion Carlos Condit. Johny Hendricks vs Martin Kampmann is now official, giving the UFC a good chance to build up the next title challenger on the same card as the corresponding title fight.
This bout has been rumored for a while, and MMA Junkie had the confirmation earlier this evening. Both fighters have been on a recent tear with Hendricks coming off four consecutive wins after his only defeat in MMA, including a 12 second KO of long time #2 ranked WW Jon Fitch.
Kampmann has showcased his durability and heart in 3 consecutive wins against top level competition, following two controversial decision losses to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez. He has coming off a most recent win over Jake Ellenberger, surviving a near finish in the first round to rebound and score the come from behind win by TKO in the second round.
Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC)
W KO1 Jon Fitch: UFC 141
W SD Mike Pierce: UFC 133
Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann (20-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC)
W KO2 Jake Ellenberger: TUF 15 Finale