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Carlos Condit vs. Josh Koscheck Expected for UFC 143

Carlos Condit will look to remain next in line for a shot at the welterweight title when he’s expected to face form challenger Josh Koscheck at UFC 143 on February 4 in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White said after Saturday’s UFC 138 event.

Condit (27-5) was scheduled to fight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 137 after replacing Nick Diaz, but St-Pierre was sidelined by a knee injury and Diaz earned the next title shot with a win over BJ Penn in the new UFC 137 main event.

Koscheck (16-5) stepped in to score a first-round knockout of Matt Hughes in September, then offered to fight Condit on short-notice at UFC 137, but will have to wait until UFC 143 for a chance to get back in the title hunt.

St-Pierre faces Diaz in the UFC 143 main event, while Condit is expected to challenge the winner should he emerge victorious over Kosheck.

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