Alves (19-8) is coming off of a dominant first round submission win at UFC 138. Alves handily out struck UFC newcomer and previously undefeated, Papy Abedi, while also displaying an improved ground game that earned him his first submission win in the UFC. Alves 2-2 over his last four fights and will look to build momentum with a win over Kampmann to restate his claim for a welterweight title shot.
Kampmann (18-5) defeated Rick Story via unanimous decision in his last bout at UFC 139. That win also snapped a two fight losing streak, albeit controversial decisions to Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez.
The event is scheduled for March 3, 2012. The venue remains to be booked.