It appears that a middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Martin Kampmann willt ake place on the televised portion of the UFC 88 card in September. Marquardt is coming off of a cotnroversial loss to Thales Leithes and Kampmann looked impressive in his return against Jorge Rivera recently. Both guys are top ten middleweights in the UFC. The goal of both these guys is a title shot and both have a little ways to go to get there. Marquardt has a loss to Silva aldready and many think Kampmann is a good contender. I agree. I think Kampmann is a better cotnender than Cote. However, he likely must get in line behind Patrick Cote, Yushin Okami and Michael Bisping. I would highly favor the winner of this fight facing the winner of the Bisping vs. Leben fight to clear up the mess around the top of the divison. The winner of a Bisping/Leben vs. Marquardt/Kampmann fight would have to be considered the number 2 contender behind Okami. That is assuming Cote gets bumped by Silva at UFC 90.
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