Earlier this summer Bellator announced that it has signed Josh Koscheck to a contract, and now the promotion’s president has provided some insights into their plans for the UFC vet.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie.com, Scott Coker relayed that they hope to have Koscheck compete at Bellator’s December 11th event. A venue and location for the card hasn’t been determined, and Coker didn’t offer any information in terms of an opponent.
Coker was also asked about the possibility of a rematch between Koscheck and Paul Daley. Old school fans will remember that the two met back in 2010, and that Koscheck dominated the fight for the UD win. After the final bell, Daley popped up–he had been on his back for much of the fight–and took a swing at Koscheck. The move prompted the UFC to ban Daley.
Here’s what the veteran promoter had to say about Daley-Koscheck II:
“That’s a no brainer,” Coker said. “For me, we’ll build that fight, and maybe next summer we’ll promote that fight in London, or maybe we’ll do it here or in San Jose or Fresno or wherever. But I knew that by the time that fight happens, it will be built up to the point … it’s going to be a big blockbuster for us.”
Ya. No one should be surprised to hear this. Coker is one of the best promoters the game has ever seen, so he knows how to go about really building this into a fight that both old and new fans will want to see.
Daley, meanwhile, is scheduled to kickbox Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator’s September 19th “Dynamite” card, which is being promoted in conjunction with GLORY. If you don’t know what the latter is, and enjoy watching fighters chuck kicks and punches, well, you have some homework to do this weekend. Don’t worry. It’s a fun assignment.
Bellator 141, meanwhile, goes down tonight in Temecula, California. The main card will be broadcast on Spike.