As expected, top welterweight contenders Johny Hendricks (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Martin Kampmann (20-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will meet in the co-main event of November's UFC 154 event.
UFC officials confirmed the long-rumored matchup on Tuesday's new edition of FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight."
UFC 154 takes place Nov. 17 at Bell Centre in Montreal, and a Georges St-Pierre vs. Carlos Condit title unification is expected to serve as the main event.
The Hendricks vs. Kampmann fight is expected to serve a No. 1 contender contest, though things could certainly be shuffled if a rumored St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva superfight comes to fruition following UFC 154.
Hendricks claimed his top spot by besting Josh Koscheck at "UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller," which brought his current win streak to four. Kampmann, meanwhile, continued a stunning career resurgence with a TKO of Jake Ellenberger at The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale this past June.
Both had reasonable claim to meet the winner of the title-unification bout planned for November. Now a clear contender should emerge from the crowd.