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Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier Set for UFC 143 Fight Card

Erik KochFresh off earning his third-straight UFC win on Saturday at UFC on Fox, Dustin Poirier got his wish for a matchup with Erik Koch as the rising featherweights have verbally agreed to meet on the UFC 143 fight card on Feb. 4 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Poirier (11-1) submitted Pablo Garza with a second-round D’arce on the UFC on Fox prelims following previous wins over Jason Young and Josh Grispi inside the Octagon. Koch (13-1) topped TUF 12 winner Jonathan Brookins in in September for his second-straight UFC win after going 3-1 in the WEC.

The Super Bowl weekend UFC 143 event is headlined by welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz and also features Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck and Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon.

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