A welterweight bout between Martin Kampmann and Paulo Thiago is in the works for UFC 115, as the The Las Vegas Sun reports that the 170-pound contenders have agreed to fight at the June 12 event in Vancouver.
Kampmann (16-3) made his welterweight debut in 2009 with back-to-back wins over Alexandre Baros and former WEC champ Carlos Condit, but suffered a first-round TKO to Paul Daley in September. After rebounding with a January victory over Jacob Volkmann, “The Hitman” was forced to withdraw from a showdown with Saunders, scheduled for UFC 111 later this month, due to a nasty gash over his eye.
Thiago (13-1) upset Josh Koscheck in his UFC debut last February with a first-round knockout, but then lost his first career bout to Jon Fitch in July. After bouncing back with his own win over Volkmann in November, Thiago returned to action last month, when he scored a second-round submission of Mike Swick.
UFC 115 has yet to be officially announced, but is expected to be headlined by a matchup between former light heavyweight champions and rival TUF 11 coaches Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz.
Pictured: Martin Kampmann