Although Jake Shields has yet to sign on the dotted line, it appears he already has an opponent waiting in the wings. Top welterweight contender Martin Kampmann has been selected to welcome Shields into the Octagon.
MMAFighting.com learned from sources close to the situation that the Danish fighter would face Shields in his UFC debut. The bout could determine the next No. 1 contender for the welterweight crown.
Kampmann is coming off the biggest win of his career when he took out the highly touted Paulo Thiago via unanimous decision at UFC 115.
Shields will bring a staggering 14-fight win streak to the Octagon. Best believe that the talented ground guru will look to start his march towards Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight title in impressive fashion. He’s talked about facing the planet’s elite for quite some time and now he’s finally been afforded the opportunity to show his mettle.