Thiago Alves-Martin Kampmann said set

Updated: November 23, 2011, 4:41 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Former welterweight contenders Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann have agreed to meet on March 3, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday.

UFC has not yet officially announced the fight.

Alves has struggled to find consistency since dropping a unanimous decision to 170-pound champion Georges St. Pierre in July 2009 at UFC 100. He is 2-2 in his last four fights.

But Alves (19-8) looked sharp on Nov. 5, when he beat Papy Abedi by submission at UFC 138.

The win earned Alves a shot at Kampmann (18-5), who, on Nov. 19, defeated Rick Story in an impressive unanimous decision at UFC 139 to end a two-fight losing skid.

Neither Alves nor Kampmann currently is ranked among the top 10 welterweights by ESPN.com.

Franklin McNeil covers mixed martial arts and boxing for ESPN.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Franklin_McNeil.