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Josh Koscheck, Facing Matt Hughes at UFC 135

Written on September 06, 2011 by Lulu

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Josh Koscheck to face Matt Hughes for UFC 135 in lieu of Diego Sanchez.

UFC matchmaker, Joe Silva, didn’t have a hard time finding a replacement for at . was tapped to step in for the latter, and will face on September 24. On early Monday, Diego Sanchez was confirmed out for the Denver card after he suffered a broken hand during training.

Josh Koscheck has been out of the Octagon since last December, when he lost a unanimous decision to UFC welterweight champion — . He suffered a broken orbital bone during UFC 124, which required him to undergo surgery. In August, he announced his plans of competing for UFC 139 in San Jose — possibly even at middleweight. But assuming that Matt Hughes accepts the fight, he’ll be fighting in just over 3 weeks — and at welterweight.

Meanwhile, there’s still no official statement from UFC if Matt Hughes decided to take the fight against Josh Koscheck or not.

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