A rematch between welterweights Josh Koscheck and Paulo Thiago is being targeted for UFC 109 on February 6 in Las Vegas, according to MMA Fanhouse.
Thiago scored one of the upsets of the year when he knocked out Koscheck in the opening round of their first meeting in February at UFC 95.
Following the loss, Koscheck (14-4) has fought his way back into title-contention at 170-pounds with back-to-back wins over Frank Trigg in September and Anthony Johnson earlier this month at UFC 106.
Thiago (12-1) dropped a unanimous decision to Koscheck’s teammate Jon Fitch in July, but bounced back from his first career loss with a unanimous decision over Jacob Volkmann at UFC 106.
UFC 109 is expected to be headlined by Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman and is also likely to feature Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller and Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg, while a matchup between middleweight contenders Vitor Belfort and Nate Marquardt reported earlier Tuesday for the event is “not happening,” according to Heavy.com.
Pictured: Josh Koscheck