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Matt Hughes vs. Josh Koscheck Confirmed for UFC 135 Fight Card

As expected, Josh Koscheck will replace an injured Diego Sanchez and return to the Octagon against former welterweight champion Matt Hughes in the co-main event of UFC 135 on September 24 in Denver, Colorado, UFC President Dana White confirmed Tuesday.

Koscheck, who had been targeted for a middleweight fight with Ed Herman at November’s UFC 139, agreed to the matchup hours after Sanchez withdrew from the bout with a broken hand, but awaited approval from Hughes and the UFC. Earlier Tuesday, Hughes said he had also agreed to face Koscheck’s teammate Jon Fitch.

Koscheck (15-5) hasn’t fought since dropping a unanimous decision to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in December after suffering a broken orbital in the bout, while Hughes (45-8) is looking to rebound from a 21-second KO loss to BJ Penn in November that followed three-straight wins.

The UFC 135 fight card is headlined by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

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