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UFC 139: Martin Kampmann vs Rick Story in the works for Nov. 19 in San Jose

There's a fantastic welterweight match-up brewing between contending 170-pound veterans Martin Kampmann and Rick Story, who are likely to face off at the upcoming UFC 139 pay-per-view on Nov. 19 in San Jose, California.


"A potential fight of the night has been verbally agreed to as Rick ‘The Horror' Story will face Martin ‘The Hitman' Kampmann at UFC 139," said UFC President Dana White.

Kampmann (17-5) is coming off a "Nightmare" decision at UFC on Versus 3 to division wildman Diego Sanchez. His unanimous decision loss to "The Dream" was his second straight defeat -- and the second that could have very easily been scored in his favor.

Prior to his loss to Sanchez, "The Hitman" was edged out by former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields, who wasn't "great" in his Octagon debut but still managed to overcome the Dane.

Also falling on hard times is Story, who is probably eager to erase the "Horror" of his unanimous decision loss to Charlie Brenneman at UFC on Versus 4 back in June.

Story (13-4), who was expected to headline opposite the hormonally-challenged Nate Marquardt, was instead upset by the late-replacement "Spaniard" and sent back to the middle of the pack.

A loss here, for either man, will likely eliminate them from title contention for the foreseeable future.

UFC 139 is expected to be headlined by a titanic heavyweight tilt featuring Cain Velasquez in the first defense of his 265-pound title against division number one contender Junior dos Santos.

Also set for the "Silicon Valley" fight card is a bantamweight number one contender bout with former champion Brian Bowles taking on recent title challenger and former featherweight kingpin Urijah Faber.

Stay tuned to for future updates to this still-developing fight card.

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