Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story Now Official for UFC 139

Matt MolgaardCorrespondent IIIAugust 17, 2011

Come November 19, MMA fans in Northern California will be treated to a fantastic welterweight scrap when Martin Kampmann and Rick Story collide in San Jose at UFC 139.

The bout, which has already been verbally agreed upon by both men, will go a long way in determining another decisive top 170-pound contender.

Considering the recent hurdles that both men have faced as of late, this is a fight that should produce some serious fireworks.

After rattling off six consecutive wins in the division, Rick Story appeared primed for a title shot; then he ran into unheralded prospect Charlie Brenneman, who soundly outworked "Horror" over the course of three rounds.

The loss put serious question marks into the minds of many as to where Story truly belongs in the division.

On the other hand, Martin Kampmann has dropped two consecutive bouts to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez respectively, but both were hotly contested bouts that ended in controversial decision losses for the Dane. One could easily argue that Kampmann hasn’t legitimately lost a bout since his collision with Paul Daley in 2009.

The victor here makes a major statement and puts himself right back in the title hunt.