UFC 154: Martin Kampmann vs. Johny Hendricks Preview

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Joe Camporeale-US Presswire

A pivotal welterweight bout between Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann takes place this weekend at UFC 154.  A possible welterweight number one contender spot is up for grabs for the winner, which should makes this fight all the more meaningful and entertaining to watch.

Johny Hendricks is coming into this fight with a lot of momentum.  He is on a four fight winning streak and has beat a who’s who list in the division, defeating the likes of Mike Pierce, Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck.  This run as of late is quite impressive, and a win over Kampmann  surely cements his number one contender status.

Hendricks is one of the best wrestlers in the division and his striking has markedly improved since his joining the UFC.  Even more, he has only one loss in his MMA career to Rick Story, which is a tough outing for anyone.

Kampman also comes into this fight with an impressive resume.  He is currently 20-5 in his MMA career and he is currently on a three fight winning streak.  He also has beat a who’s who list in the division, beating the likes of Carlos Condit, Paulo Thiago, Rick Story, Thiago Alves, and Jake Ellenberger.

Kampmann is one of the most well-rounded fighters in the division.  His crisp kickboxing and dynamic submission game make him a tough outing for anyone, which should truly test where Johny Hendricks is at in his career.  This co-main event should be a fun one, which possibly could determine who is next to challenge for the welterweight belt.


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