Josh Koscheck has just confirmed via his Twitter account that he will be facing Paul Daley at UFC 113 on May 1st. The yet-to-be-unannounced event is expected to take place inside the Bell Centre in in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
“Ok here we go, let the (expletive) talking start,” Kos Tweeted. “I am fighting Daley, MAY 1 co main event UFC113. This kid is going 2 get what he’s asking 4. XOXO”
The possibility of the scrap was first reported by MMAJunkie.com over the weekend, however was dependent upon Koscheck’s recovery from the undisclosed injury that forced him out of his rematch with Paulo Thiago at UFC 109.
Judging from Kos’ comments, it appears he’s healed from whatever it was that ailed him … at the very least his trash-talking game appears to be locked and loaded.
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 has 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.
Daley has been calling for Kos’ cocky head since dismantling Hazelett earlier this month.
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
Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley
Rashad Evans vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Lyoto Machida (UFC Light Heavyweight Champion)