Martin Kampmann is gearing up for his pivotal welterweight clash with Jonhy Hendricks. Both fighters have looked impressive as of late, and both fighters have made their case for challenging the winner of Carlos Condit vs. George St. Pierre.
Kampmann was last seen in action when he squared off against Jake Ellenberger. The bout was highly entertaining, and it was Kampmann who fought back from adversity and scored the TKO finish.
In a recent interview with Sherdog Radio, Kampmann believes he will be next in line for the belt if he beats Johny Hendricks.
“If I win this fight, I am the No. 1 contender,” Kampmann told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “No doubt. Nobody’s got the same resume I do in the UFC in the welterweight division. I’ve beaten the best guys. There’s no other welterweight that’s coming on the same streak that I have.”
Kampman certainly has earned his shot with a win over Hendricks. He is currently 20-5 in his career, and has fought some of the best welterweights in the division. He has beat the likes of Rick Story, Thiago Alves, Jake Ellenberger, Paul Thiago, and current interim welterweight champ Carlos Condit. If these wins do not warrant a title shot after beating Hendricks, then I don’t know what does.
The same could be said about Hendricks if he beats Kampmann. Both of these fighters are at the cusp of winning a title shot, which should make their fight all the more meaningful and entertaining.