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Josh Koscheck Agrees to Fight Matt Hughes at UFC 135

Josh KoscheckFormer top welterweight contender Josh Koscheck has agreed to replace an injured Diego Sanchez and face former champion Matt Hughes on short-notice at UFC 135 on Sept. 24 in Denver, Koscheck announced Monday hours after UFC President Dana White said Sanchez was out of the co-main event with a broken hand.

Koscheck and the UFC are now awaiting approval from Hughes before the matchup is official.

Koscheck (15-5) hasn’t fought since dropping a unanimous decision to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in December after suffering a broken orbital in the bout, while Hughes (45-8) is looking to rebound from a 21-second KO loss to BJ Penn in November that followed three-straight wins.

UFC 135 is headlined by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

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