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Tuesday, 09/06/2011, 04:11 pm

Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck Official For UFC 135

With the ever so common injury bug taking hold of its latest victim in Diego Sanchez, the UFC has now booked a suitable replacement for the return of Matt Hughes at UFC 135.

In the place of Sanchez comes AKA welterweight fighter, Josh Koscheck, who takes the fight on just two weeks notice.

“UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” is set to take place on September 24 live on pay-per-view from Denver’s Pepsi Center. The card features a light-heavyweight title fight in its main event between champion, Jon Jones and challenger “Rampage” Jackson.

Koscheck is coming off of a long layoff due to a broken orbital bone delivered at the hands of division champ, Georges St. Pierre. He was expected to return later this year in the UFC’s middleweight division. However now that the slot to take on former champion, Matt Hughes, has become vacant he will return to action sooner than expected and in a division lower than he originally intended.


26 Responses to “Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck Official For UFC 135”

  1. King Prodigy Levreau says:

    Class vs Ass…whoop that ass Hughes. WAR HUGHES WAR!!!!
    One love from the city of “NO”…central cali. Goat rope that clown country boy!!!

  2. Mike Diaz says:

    I’ll take Kos on this one, with BJ’s quick KO and Kos’ split decision win, the former champ will be forced to retire…..let the trilogy KO by Baby J be the spiral downward for hughes!!!!
    PENN NATION!!!!!!!

    • Llamafighter says:

      you know they’re friend now, right? I’m sure BJ would dislike this comment.

    • B says:

      Why wish the end on one of the best welterweights of all time man? BJ must think highly of him — so much that he had invited him to help train for for the Fitch fight. I think we can all agree BJ’s wrestling was the sharpest ever in the Fitch fight.

      Don’t count Hughes out just yet. Granted, Koscheck has that power right hook, and if it connects it could be lights out, but I believe Matt will weather the storm and win the fight.

  3. It would be a great fight. both coming off a loss.

  4. Random Person says:

    I doubt that Hughes will win. He is past his prime and he is fighting a man in his prime who is better rounded. Kos and Hughes may have equal wrestling if that.

    Kos walks away with this victory, probably easily. Not as easy as Penn but probably pretty close. I would rather see Hughes VS Story.

    • Geoffree says:

      Hey Random Dummy, People just recently said Minotauro was past his prime too.

      • The Dude says:

        and those people are correct. It doesn’t mean that a fighter can’t ever win a fight when they are past their prime.

        Learn what words mean before attempting to communicate in a language.

        • Aaron says:

          Hey dude, it looks like their speaking english pretty well to me? You’re making the same point that Geoffree just made… and making fun of him for it? Dumbass

          I think people are underestimating Matt Hughes on this one. Ok, so he doesn’t have the best chin he did when he was 27, I’d say that’s a safe assumption. But anybody can get hit on that button and get shut off. And Koscheck has a few knockouts but he fights like Rashad Evans does. Which is a little bit boring if you ask me. I say if Matt gets top position he gets an easy submission

  5. mike cramer says:

    hughs is still in his prime baby! Gsp made him look weak, and i think hughs has got this one all the way! tho theres still a fighters chance for…..whats his name?

  6. Fortyb4five says:

    Sorry but Hughes stand no chance here.

    Striking – Kos
    Wrestling – Kos
    JJ – Kos

  7. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Hughes is a warrior and a legend, but I can’t see him winning this fight unless he pulls a slick sub from the bottom or catches Kos with a wild haymaker.

  8. We really don’t know what hughes has up his sleeves especially training w Bj. Hughes has awesome wrestling and strength, hopefully Bj helped him w striking and TDD. Kos does have an edge but counting Hughes out would be foolish! You never know Hughes might come out like Paulo and send Kos to the dirt.

    • BJPennrules says:

      I highly agree Chart underestimating a HOF fighter, is completely stupid and uneducated…
      I am not saying HUGHS will win, but he can win..and I do believe Kos thinks Hughs is washed up and Kos will come in too overconfident…which can be his downfall..

  9. Jason says:

    As much as i dislike Kos, Kos wins this fight hands down. This will retire Hughes.

  10. Fortyb4five says:

    Yo i’m willing to take any bets right now if you think Kos will lose to Matt.

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