UFC welterweight bout set for Nov. 17

Updated: August 22, 2012, 7:43 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Welterweights Johny Hendricks and Martin Kampmann will meet on Nov. 17 at UFC 154 in Montreal, the promotion announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV.

The Hendricks-Kampmann winner is expected to be designated UFC's top contender at 170 pounds.

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is on pace to face interim titleholder Carlos Condit in the UFC 154 main event. St. Pierre has been out of action since April 2011 recovering from a torn ACL.

Hendricks (13-1) put himself in the title conversation on Dec. 30, 2011, when he knocked out perennial contender Jon Fitch in 12 seconds.

But it was his split decision over Josh Koscheck on May 5 that secured a spot in the title eliminator with Kampmann.

A second-round knockout of Jake Ellenberger on June 1 extended Kampmann's win streak to three. He will take a pro record of 20-5 into the cage against Hendricks.