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Martin Kampmann vs John Howard added to UFC On Versus 4 in Pittsburgh

Best80smovieRAD2011-04-14 23:16:14 +0000 #1
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A welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann (17-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and fellow striker John Howard (14-6 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been slotted for June's UFC on Versus 4 event.

UFC president Dana White today announced the matchup while stating verbal agreements are in place for the bout.

UFC on Versus 4 takes place June 26 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. It marks the UFC's debut in Steel City.

The night's main card airs on Versus, and Kampmann vs. Howard likely will be part of the broadcast.

Kampmann looks to rebound from a close (and perhaps controversial) unanimous-decision loss to Diego Sanchez in the headliner of UFC on Versus 3 in March. The hugely entertaining bout prompted White to give both competitors record $160,000 "Fight of the Night" bonuses.

Kampmann now has suffered back-to-back losses; prior to the Sanchez loss, he suffered a split-decision to Jake Shields at UFC 131. The Danish middleweight, who now trains at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas, had won four of five fights before the skid. Victories came over notables such as Carlos Condit, Jacob Volkmann and Paulo Thiago.

Howard, meanwhile, opened his UFC career in impressive fashion with four consecutive victories. But the Ring of Combat veteran and Wai Kru MMA team member since has suffered a TKO loss to Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Versus 2 and a unanimous-decision loss to Thiago Alves at UFC 124.


Loot2011-04-14 23:26:16 +0000 #2
Damn....Another nice fight added to the Versus card.
Best80smovieRAD2011-04-14 23:43:29 +0000 #3
yeah, i would guess this is it right? The main event seems very likely to be Barry-Kongo. Very solid card and not many I would think likely to go to a decision
counterweight2011-04-14 23:44:39 +0000 #4
Nice match-up. Really looking forward to the event. All in all, a great card!
Loot2011-04-15 01:07:32 +0000 #5
Yea...so far they have...

* Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo*

* John Howard vs. Martin Kampmann

* Rich Attonito vs. Matt Brown

* Manny Gamburyan vs. Tyson Griffin

* Matt Mitrione vs. Christian Morecraft

* Joe Lauzon vs. Curt Warburton

* Joe Stevenson vs. Javier Vazquez

* Edward Faaloloto vs. Michael Johnson

I doubt they add another fight that would be on the main card. We know Kongo-Barry and Howard-Kampmann will make it, and Brown-Attonito and Faaloloto-Johnson are likely prelims, but I wouldn't be surprised to see any of the other fights on the prelims as well...
sportsgenius862011-04-15 00:18:11 +0000 #6
I'm going to guess the Main Card is

Barry-Congo

Howard-Kampmann

Gamburyan-Griffin

Mitrione-Morecraft

with Brown, Lauzon and Stevenson on facebook beforehand

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