The UFC will make its return to Australia on March 3, 2012. The fight card will feature a main event between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves. In addition, the first round of the UFC’s flyweight tournament will take place on this card.
Kampmann will enter the fight following a victory over Rick Story at UFC 139. That fight was originally announced as a split decision victory for Kampmann, but was later adjusted to reflect a unanimous decision. The win over Story ended a two-fight losing streak that Kampmann had been on.
For his part, Alves is also coming off a win, defeating Papy Abedi at UFC 138 by first round rear naked choke. Prior to UFC 138, Alves went 1-3, dropping fights to Georges St. Pierre, Jon Fitch and Rick Story, while defeating John Howard via unanimous decision.
MMAJunkie.com is reporting that the fight will take place Saturday at noon in Australia, the time difference will allow the broadcast to be shown on Friday night in the US during prime time.