UFC Fight Night 18 Lineup Announced


Martin Kampmann. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced the complete fight card for UFC Fight Night 18, which will take place at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee on April 1.

Former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit will make his UFC debut against Danish striker Martin Kampmann in the show’s main event. “Ultimate Fighter 8” lightweight winner Efrain Escudero will face Jeremy Stephens in the co-featured bout.

Other matchups taking place on the televised main card include “Ultimate Fighter 8” light heavyweight winner Ryan Bader going up against American Kickboxing Academy product Carmelo Marrero and controversial “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Junie Browning challenging American Top Team’s Cole Miller.

The preliminary portion of the card features lightweight contender Tyson Griffin against Rafael dos Anjos, former IFL middleweight champion Matt Horwich taking on skilled grappler Ricardo Almeida, and former WEC welterweight title challenger Brock Larson facing UFC newcomer Jesse Sanders.

The complete fight card for the event is as follows:

Main Card:

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann
Efrain Escudero vs. Jeremy Stephens
Ryan Bader vs. Carmelo Marrero
Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller

Preliminary Bouts:

Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Horwich
Brock Larson vs. Jesse Sanders
Jorge Rivera vs. Nissen Osterneck
Rob Kimmons vs. Joe Vedepo
Tim McKenzie vs. Aaron Simpson
Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen

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