A UFC welterweight fight has been added to UFC 163 as Demian Maia will face off with Josh Koscheck. The bout will likely land on the UFC 163 pay-per-view main card when it is officially announced. The heavily rumored bout was announced by UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani late Tuesday evening.
The pairing seems a bit strange at this point with Demian Maia having won his last three fights, last defeating Koscheck’s former teammate Jon Fitch at UFC 156, and Koscheck having lost his last two fights. That said, Koscheck is always a perennial contender and should provide another stern test for the Brazilian fighter.
UFC 163 takes place at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. A UFC featherweight title fight between champion José Aldo and Anthony Pettis will headline the August 3 fight card. More bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
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