Martin Kampmann Withdraws From UFC 111 Bout With Ben Saunders; Jake Ellenberger Steps In

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Martin Kampmann Withdraws From UFC 111 Bout With Ben Saunders; Jake Ellenberger Steps In

Kampmann was forced to withdraw after suffering an undisclosed injury in training. Sources close to the fighter assured MMAjunkie.com that the injury was not severe and that Kampmann could return as soon as May, but there was simply no way for the Danish striker to remain on the March card.

Saunders also recently rebounded from a loss. After dropping a June 2009 bout to Mike Swick, the American Top Team product responded back with a devastating knockout win over Marcus Davis at UFC 106 in November. With additional wins over Brandon Wolff, Ryan Thomas and Daniel Barrera, Saunders has now won four of his five career UFC outings.

Meanwhile, Ellenberger steps in quickly after notching his first UFC win. The 24-year-old (who celebrates his birthday the day after UFC 111) earned an impressive TKO win over veteran Mike Pyle at UFC 108 in January.

- MMA Junkie reports that Jake Ellenberger will replace Martin Kampmann at UFC 111

Ellenberger is a step below Kampmann for sure but the winner of his bout with Ben Saunders will be set up as a contender for a division that could use some new blood at the top.

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