UFC Live 3 “Sanchez vs. Kampmann” has moved one step closer to becoming reality, as eight fights are now official for the event. The promotion on Friday confirmed a previously reported middleweight contest between Rob Kimmons (Pictured) and Dongi Yang.
The event, which will go down March 3 from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., will be headlined by a welterweight showdown between dangerous Dane Martin Kampmann and the resurgent Diego Sanchez. The show’s main card will air live on the Versus network.
Kimmons has lost two of his last three bouts and holds a 3-3 record inside the Octagon. “The Rosedale Reaper” looked sharp in his debut at “The Ultimate Fighter 7” Finale, as he choked out Rob Yundt with a first-round guillotine. Kimmons was not as impressive in his sophomore effort, as he was submitted less than 90 seconds into his fight with former International Fight League middleweight champion Dan Miller at UFC Fight Night 15. Since then, Kimmons has earned wins over Joe Vedepo and Steve Steinbeiss, while falling to hard-punching Jorge Rivera. Most recently, Kimmons was submitted by Aussie Kyle Noke in the second round of their UFC 122 affair.
A member of Korean Top Team, Yang is a veteran of Deep and Sengoku Raiden Championship. The 26-year-old fought his way to an undefeated record before he made his UFC debut in October, suffering his first career loss in a split decision to Chris Camozzi at UFC 121. “The Ox” holds eight of his nine career victories by knockout and has never been finished.
Also scheduled for the event is a pair of middleweight bouts, as C.B. Dollaway takes on Mark Munoz and Alessio Sakara squares off against Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves. Additionally, former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles will lock horns with the Greg Jackson-trained Damacio Page.
UFC Live 3 “Sanchez vs. Kampmann”
Thursday, March 3
KFC Yum! Center
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann
C.B. Dollaway vs. Mark Munoz
Alessio Sakara vs. Maiquel Jose Falcao Goncalves
Brian Bowles vs. Damacio Page
Thiago Tavares vs. Shane Roller
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
Rob Kimmons vs. Dongi Yang
Igor Pokrajac vs. Todd Brown
* Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson
* Rousimar Palhares vs. Alexandre Ferreira
* Steve Cantwell vs. Cyrille Diabate
* Not Official