UFC Fight Night 62: Koscheck Returns!
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Carl
With Ben Saunders having to withdraw from the UFC Fight Night 62 card due to injury, co-main eventer Erick Silva has a new opponent with just two weeks to go until fight time.
UFC officials had yet to confirm the bout, but Globo.com on Sunday reported that Josh Koscheck, one week removed from a loss to Jake Ellenberger, has stepped in to fight Silva on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro. Silva later added his own confirmation to the bout by posting about it on his Instagram account.
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, fresh off of a quick return to the cage to defeat Brandon Thatch in Broomfield, Colo. on Feb. 14, had offered to take the fight, but the UFC appears to be going with Koscheck instead. Had he gotten the fight, it would have been three fights in three months for Henderson.
Koscheck (17-9) returned at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 after a self-imposed 15-month exile. Ellenberger submitted him late in the second round of that fight, increasing Koscheck’s losing streak to four consecutive bouts.