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UFC Targeting Josh Koscheck-Neil Magny Fight According to Report

Kelsey Mowatt

Josh Koscheck

You may not have heard the name Josh Koscheck in a little while, since the accomplished vet hasn’t fought in 2014, but according to a new report the UFC is working on his next bout.

Sources have reportedly told MMA Junkie.com that the UFC is hoping to book a fight between Josh Koscheck and Neil Magny for February 28th. That’s the date that UFC 184 will go down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The report says that at least one of the fighters has already, verbally committed to the bout.

The 36 year-old Koscheck is coming off consecutive losses to Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler and most recently, Tyron Woodley. The last two defeats were via stoppage, and the loss to Woodley went down last December.

The run of defeats prompted considerable debate regarding Koscheck’s future, as prior to the losses, the former #1 contender had never lost consecutive fights.┬áIn fact, before he was decisioned by Hendricks in 2012, the only man who had defeated Koscheck since 2009 was former champ Georges St-Pierre.

In other words, Koscheck was a top welterweight contender for quite a long time (case in point, he challenged GSP for the first time in 2007).

Despite the setbacks, Koscheck relayed earlier in the year that he plans to at least fight out his current UFC deal, which still has two more bouts on it.

Magny is coming off a ridiculously impressive year, as the 27 year-old fought five times in 2014 and won every scrap. Most recently, the welterweight stopped William Macario in the third round at UFC 179.

As a result of his 2014 campaign, Magny’s UFC record currently stands at 6-2.

UFC 184 will feature a middleweight fight between champion Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort in the main event. In addition, the card will see bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey take on Cat Zingano.

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