The UFC has a log jam in the welterweight division, with Georges St-Pierre being out of action since last year and interim champion Carlos Condit waiting for St-Pierre to get back from injury.
The log jam will start to clear up at UFC 154 with St-Pierre scheduled to return to meet Condit and the co-main event is expected to be a number one contenders bout.
— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 22, 2012
UFC President Dana White has talked about this potential bout for the last two months with both fighters coming off big wins. The UFC has not officially announced if this will be a number one contenders bout, but it’s likely that it will be.
Hendricks (13-1) is on a four fight winning streak and his only lost in the UFC came against Rick Story in late 2010. Since that lost, he has two knockout of the night bonuses and is coming off a split decision victory against Josh Koscheck.
He is a former division one college wrestler, but he has used his hands and not his wrestling to win fights in his career. Seven of his career victories are by knockout and he is the only fighter to finish Jon Fitch in the UFC.
Kampmann (20-5) is currently on a three fight winning streak and is coming off a knockout victory of Jake Ellenberger in June. He has won five of his last seven fights and the two losses were close decisions against Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez.
UFC 154 takes place on November 17th from the Bell Centre in Montreal and is expected to be headlined by Georges St-Pierre taking on Carlos Condit to unify the UFC welterweight title.