It doesn’t take a master’s degree for MMA fans to have already put two and two together in reference to the UFC welterweight division as of late. Nick Diaz has his appeal process pending, and still hasn’t stated as to whether or not he’s going to keep fighting and the new interim champ Carlos Condit has decided to wait out Georges St-Pierre’s injury rehab. Which leaves us with the obvious conclusion that Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann need to fight.
Thankfully the UFC sees it the same way, as they have announced that Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann will serve as the five round main event for the upcoming finale for the first live season of The Ultimate Fighter Live. Ellenberger just scored a big win over Diego Sanchez last month, while Kampmann recently delivered an amazing come from behind performance over Thiago Alves.
The TUF Live finale takes place on June 1st from Las Vegas where coaches Urijah Faber and Dominick Cruz will get to see just how their team members fare in front of a large live audience. And with all of the activity in the UFC welterweight class, it should be reassuring to MMA fans that two of the top guys aren’t going to sit on their hands to wait to see what the stars do in the immediate future, but have agreed to fight, so their cases for future title shot consideration become that much stronger.