According to reports, a welterweight matchup between Paul Daley and Josh Koscheck is expected to take place at UFC 113 on May 1st – that’s assuming Kos has recovered from the undisclosed injury that forced him out of his rematch with Paulo Thiago at UFC 109.
MMAJunkie.com confirmed with sources close to the 170-pound affair that both fighters have agreed to the fight, but understand that it can be scrapped if Koscheck isn’t fully recouped from whatever it is that ails him.
Koscheck was last seen unleashing the most impressive performance of his career against Anthony Johnson at UFC 106. He executed a perfect gameplan that enabled him to earn a 2ndRound rear-naked submission victory.
Thiago shocked the MMA world when he TKO’d Kos at UFC 95 in the 1stRound of their matchup last February. Koscheck had been chomping at the bit to get another crack at the talented Brazilian ever since, however that can clearly wait as an impressive W over Daley could very well have him in a 5Round title fight in his next Octagon appearance.
Daley continued his explosive ways by putting Dustin Hazelett to sleep in the 1stRound of their UFC 108 scrap. The Brit owns an impressive 23-8-2 record, with 18 of his W’s coming via some sort of knockout.
The yet-to-be-unannounced event is expected to take place inside the Bell Centre in in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. A light heavyweight rematch between champion Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is expected to headline the show.
Here are the fighters rumored for the pay-per-view broadcast:
Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens
Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher
Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Matt Mitrione
Paul Daley vs. Josh Koshceck
Rashad Evans vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)