A cat might have nine lives, but that’s nothing compared to Josh Koscheck’s (pictured) tenure in the UFC. Despite losing four straight scraps, the veteran has apparently been granted another reprieve.
According to Globo.com, Koscheck has agreed to step in and replace injured Ben Saunders to face Erick Silva on March 21. UFC officials have yet to confirm the swap.
The welterweight affair is expected to co-headline the gig.
Kosheck is just nine days removed from getting submitted by Jake Ellenberger at UFC 184. He found himself unconscious on the canvas and foaming at the mouth after Ellenberger slapped on a devastating north-south choke.
Silva has alternated between wins and losses over his past nine outings. The inconsistent Brazilian was last seen in December tapping out Mike Rhodes with an arm-triangle choke.
Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro hosts the event. Fox Sports 1 will air the main card live in America.
Here is the show’s updated lineup:
(UFC Fight Pass 7PM ET/4PM PT)
Fredy Serrano vs. Bentley Syler
Jorge de Oliveira vs. Christos Giagos
(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Cain Carrizosa vs. Leonardo Mafra
Drew Dober vs. Leandro Silva
Katsunori Kikuno vs. Kevin Souza
Akbarh Arreola vs. Francisco Trinaldo
(Fox Sports 1 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Andre Fili vs. Godofredo Pepey
Gilbert Burns vs. Alex Oliveira
Shayna Baszler vs. Amanda Nunes
Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos
Josh Koscheck vs. Erick Silva
Ryan LaFlare vs. Demian Maia