The UFC recently signed a deal that will see four event air live on Versus in 2011, and the first is set to be headlined by Diego Sanchez Vs Martin Kampmann according to a new report from mmajunkie.
The event, titled ‘UFC On Versus 3’ is believed to be in the works for Thursday, March 3rd.
Prior to his last fight at 170lbs, Sanchez had stated his intention to return to the lightweight division, but after producing a vintage display against Paulo Thiago at UFC 121 it appears the TUF season 1 winner has been convinced to stay at welterweight a while longer.
Kampmann also fought at UFC 121 and lost out in a closely fought contest with Jake Shields that ended in a split decision. Like Sanchez he also holds a win over Thiago in 2010.
If this does indeed prove to be the main event it’ll be the first time that Jon Jones has not headlined on a Versus show, having done so against both Brandon Vera and Vladimir Matyushenko previously. Instead Jones can be found on the huge UFC 126 superbowl weekend card a month earlier fighting Ryan Bader.