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Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story at UFC 139

Tallica19812011-08-21 01:16:34 +0000 #1


The UFC announced the booking of an intriguing welterweight bout for the November 19th UFC 139 card at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California, with Martin Kampmann set to take on Rick Story:

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

Tallica19812011-08-21 01:20:03 +0000 #2
Looks like the UFC is trying to get one of these guys back on track and climbing the ranks once more.

I think it's an interesting matchup. I really like Kampmann, but I think there is a clear way to beat him. I'm leaning towards story, but not that much.
greatjake2011-08-21 01:46:10 +0000 #3
i think kampmann is the better fighter but i could eaisly see story winning a decision.
speaknspell2011-08-21 01:31:54 +0000 #4
This is a really good fight. It should be exciting wherever it goes. I see kampmann really trying to finish this fight at all costs. 3 close decisions in a row is just disheartening.
BulldogWrestler2011-08-21 03:03:40 +0000 #5
I'd be on Story decisioning Kampmann. Kampmann has the tools to beat Story - but I have a feeling that Story is going to be motivated for this fight.
WahooMMV2011-08-21 02:12:13 +0000 #6
Really interesting fight. If Kampmann sticks TP his gameplan for once he should win this but too often he allows his opponent to coax him into their style of fight. His technical striking should frustrate Story as long as keeps the fight at a distance.



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