In an update to the report from last week that Josh Koscheck would likely be added to the UFC 82 card, MMA Mania is reporting that Koscheck is likely to face Dustin Hazelett at the March event in Columbu, Ohio.
Koscheck (9-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) appeared on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter losing in the semi-finals to Diego Sanchez. “Kos” has posted UFC victories over Chris Sanford, Pete Spratt, Ansar Chalangov, Dave Menne, Jonathan Goulet, Jeff Joslin, and Diego Sanchez. His two UFC losses came against Drew Fickett and Georges St. Pierre. His last fight, a loss to St. Pierre, was a top-contender bout in August at UFC 74.
Despite a UFC debut loss to Tony DeSouza, Hazelett (10-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has bounced back strongly to win three straight UFC fights against Diego Saraiva, Steven Lynch, and Jonathan Goulet. Hazelett is from Cincinnati, Ohio and his appearance on the card will likely be one of many by fighters from the region including Koscheck and Fitch.