- Jake Rossen, MMA
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Really? After months of noise about Shields, he's booked in a fight that promises to be stilted and workmanlike. Kampmann is a medium-heat fighter who probably can't do much about Shields seizing ground control and working him over. It's going to be a slow burn.
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This is process-of-elimination matchmaking, a condition of necessity over what might make for a better match. Jon Fitch and Thiago Alves are tied up with one another; Georges St. Pierre is committed to "The Ultimate Fighter" and Josh Koscheck. That leaves Kampmann as the most-credentialed welterweight available. And considering the volume of noise surrounding Shields' career decision, anything less than a dominant performance versus Kampmann going to be a disappointment.
Sherdog.com has confirmed that exiting Strikeforce champion Jake Shields penciled in against Martin Kampmann for his UFC debut at a date and location to be determined.