Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck Official For UFC 135

September 6, 2011 4:11 pm by bjpenn.com staff 26 Comments
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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.

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