Josh Koscheck will likely be taking a trip across the pond to battle undefeated Brazilian fighter Paulo Thiago at UFC 95. The news comes courtesy of our friends over at MMAMania.
According to the report, bout agreements have been distributed to both fighters and are awaiting signatures.
Koscheck (12-3)is coming off Jekyll and Hyde performances against Thiago Alves and Yoshiyui Yoshida respectively. He looked overmatched and outgunned against Thiago Alves; dropping a unanimous decision to the now number one welterweight contender. He came scorching back however, with a big KO against highly regarded Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFN 16 in his last outing. Koscheck looks to build on the momentum of that fight when he takes on budding Brazilian prospect, Paulo Thiago.
Thiago (7-0) will be fighting for the first time outside of Brazil when he travels to London, England to make his octagon debut. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won nearly all of his fights via submission or decision.
You can catch the event for free via tap delay on SpikeTV on Saturday Feb. 21. Below is a look at the current rumored fight card:
Diego Sanchez (19-2) vs. Joe Stevenson (29-9)
Demian Maia (9-0) vs. Chael Sonnen (21-9-1)*
Nate Marquardt (27-8-2) vs. Wilson Gouveia (12-5)*
Junior dos Santos (7-1) vs. Stefan Struve (16-20*
Josh Koscheck (12-3) vs. Paulo Thiago (7-0)*
Dan Hardy (20–6) vs. Rory Markham (16-4)*
Justin Buchholz vs. Terry Etim