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Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony Johnson Set for UFC 106 Co-Main Event

Anthony JohnsonWelterweights Josh Koscheck and Anthony Johnson have agreed to square off in the co-main event of UFC 106 on November 21 in Las Vegas, according to Sherdog.

Koscheck revealed on Twitter Tuesday that he’d be co-headlining the pay-per-view event, and while initial speculation focused on Matt Hughes, the knockout artist Johnson was ultimately tapped for the short-notice addition to the event.

Koscheck (13-4), who had been scheduled to fight Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 20 in January, bounced back from an upset loss to newcomer Paulo Thiago with a first-round knockout of Frank Trigg in September.

Johnson (8-2) missed weight for Saturday’s UFC 104, but won his third-straight with a 41-second knockout of Yoshiyuki Yoshida.

UFC 106 is headlined by Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin after Brock Lesnar withdrew from his scheduled headlining title defense against Shane Carwin on Monday due to an extended illness and the fight was postponed to UFC 108 on January 2.

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