Archive: Erik Koch

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Nov 7, 2013 10:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Lamas: ‘Aldo can’t coast to victory in this ugly dog fight’

Late Night Cage Side Radio returned with another great show this past Monday night. Hosts Kinch and Sean McClure wasted no time getting to their first guest, UFC featherweight, and number one contender, Ricardo Lamas (15-2, UFC 4-0). Lamas is set to face the featherweight champion, and one of the pound for pound best, Jose...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Sep 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Report: Following Latest Loss Koch Likely Headed To Lightweight

Top UFC featherweight and Duke Roufus trained fighter, Erik Koch, is reportedly considering a shift in weight class following his UFC 164 defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier. The highly regarded fighter opened up his MMA career on a massive unbeaten streak before running into division powerhouse Chad Mendes under the WEC Banner. Koch...

May 29, 2013 7:03 pm

UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

Two former UFC heavyweight champions, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, are set to do battle at UFC 164, the UFC announced via Twitter Wednesday evening.   Barnett (32-6) only recently signed back with the UFC, returning to the organization after more than 11 years fighting in various other shows.  Barnett is coming into UFC 164 having...

May 29, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC 164 Card Update: Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes Finalized for August 31st

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We broke word a few days ago that the UFC was negotiating with Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1 MMA) and Clay Guida (30-13 MMA) on trying to get their fight rescheduled for the August 31st UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two were supposed to fight each other at the recent...

May 24, 2013 9:42 am

Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier Set For UFC 164

Erik Koch and Dustin Poirier are set to duke it out at UFC 164 in August. Sources close to the fight confirmed with MMAWeekly that the bout will take place when the UFC makes its return to Milwaukee. Both Koch and Poirier will be looking to rebound from recent losses. Erik Koch (13-2) experienced his...

Mar 13, 2013 7:07 pm

Ricardo Lamas vs. Korean Zombie Official for UFC 162 | UFC News

  Ricardo Lamas announced via his Twitter this evening that he will be facing Chan Sung Jung at UFC 162 on July 6th. The fight may have title implications but little is known about the fight besides its existence. Lamas is coming off of a TKO win over Erik Koch back in January. As for...

Jan 27, 2013 10:17 am

What’s Next for the UFC on Fox 6 Main Card Fighters?

  Last night in Chicago fans at the United Center and at home watching on Fox were treated to four highly entertaining bouts as the UFC presented: UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. The UFC and Fox seem to have really hit their stride as their past three events have all put out some...

Jan 25, 2013 12:16 pm

The Death of the Number One Contender | Editorial | UFC News

The Death of the Number One Contender: There once was a time where the UFC consisted of a tournament in which men fought several times in a single day, with a win advancing you to the next round and a loss sending you packing. With each win, you came one step closer to fighting for...

Jan 25, 2013 11:34 am

The Death of the Number One Contender | MMA Editorial

  There once was a time where the UFC consisted of a tournament in which men fought several times in a single day, with a win advancing you to the next round and a loss sending you packing. With each win, you came one step closer to fighting for the grand prize in the form...

Jan 21, 2013 12:18 pm

Exclusive: Erik Koch Ready To Do What Needs To Be Done To Get Title Shot Back | UFC NEWS

BJPENN.com’s FIST-ta-CUFF radio talks to Erik Koch before he faces Ricardo Lamas on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox 6.  Koch was expected to face José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship on July 21, 2012, at UFC 149.  However, Aldo was forced out of the bout citing an injury and the bout was postponed.  Koch was expected to face José Aldo on October...

Nov 8, 2012 9:44 am

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas moved to UFC on FOX 6 in Chicago | UFC News

A featherweight tilt between Erik Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Ricardo Lamas (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is set to go down in Chicago on January 26 for UFC on FOX 6. The bout was originally targeted for the year-end UFC 155 event in Las Vegas, but now finds a home in the Windy City. UFC officials recently stated that the winner...

Nov 3, 2012 3:16 pm

Leonard Garcia vs Cody McKenzie Set for UFC 155

  A battle of featherweights in dire need of a win has been scheduled for UFC 155 in Las Vegas on December 29. The UFC announced that former WEC Featherweight Title Contender Leonard Garcia will meet Ultimate Fighter season 12 contestant Cody McKenzie on the undercard of their year end event. McKenzie is 2-3 inside...

Oct 21, 2012 5:52 pm

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas set for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

A key featherweight match-up between Erik “New Breed” Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Ricardo Lamas (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is set to go down at UFC 155 in Las Vegas. Koch was originally slated to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 149 in July, but an injury to Aldo put Koch on the...

Sep 19, 2012 6:13 am

Frank Mir Injured: Out of His Bout with Daniel Cormier

  And the hits just keep on coming! It has been a real rough month for UFC President Dana White as well as for the fans. For the third time in less than four weeks a main event has lost one of its participants. MMA Junkie broke word last night that Frank Mir’s Strikeforce debut...