A featherweight bout between Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas has been moved from UFC 155 to UFC on Fox 6. The bout will likely decide the next challenger for whomever emerges from UFC 156 with the featherweight crown when champion Jose Aldo meets Frankie Edgar. MMAJunkie first announced the switch on Wednesday.
The move was reportedly made not due to injury, but so that both fighters could fight closer to their home camps. Koch is based about 90 miles away in Milwaukee, while Lamas trains in Chicago.
Both WEC veterans have been undefeated since moving to the UFC. Koch was set to vie for the featherweight title at UFC 153 before he was knocked off the card with injury.
UFC on Fox 6 will take place live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The bill will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champion Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.