Koscheck to Take on Thiago at UFC 95

Written by Tom Ngo
January 5th, 2009

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck will be making his Octagon return against UFC newcomer Paulo Thiago at UFC 95. The event will be taking place at the O2 Arena in London, England. This will be Koscheck’s third fight in just four months.

Koscheck lost in his top contender bout with Thiago Alves at UFC 90 in October, however rebounded nicely with an impressive 1stRound knockout of Yoshiyuki Yoshida at “UFC Fight for the Troops” in November.

Thiago is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu specialist, and has complied a perfect 7-0 professional record as an MMA fighter. All of his wins have come in small organizations in his homeland of Brazil.

UFC 95 will be headlined by the lightweight showdown between Joe Stevenson and Diego Sanchez, who will be making his debut in the 155-pound division.

Here are the other fighers Rumored to be competing at the February 21st event:

Neil Grove vs. TBD
Troy “Rude Boy” Mandaloniz vs. Paul Kelly
Stefan Struve vs. Junior dos Santos
Shannon Gugerty vs. Jeff Lawson
Wilson Gouveia vs. Nate Marquardt
Gleison Tibau vs. Rich Clementi
Dan Hardy vs. Rory Markham
Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim
Chael Sonnen vs. Damian Maia
Paulo Thiago vs. Josh Koschek
Joe Stevenson vs. Diego Sanchez

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