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
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
Miller at UFC Fight Night 15. Since then, Kimmons has earned
wins over Joe Vedepo and
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.