Josh Koscheck Injured, Out of UFC 151 Co-Main Event; Jake Ellenberger Awaits New Opponent
has suffered a bulging disc in his back and will be
unable to compete against Jake
in the co-main event of UFC
UFC officials announced the news during Tuesday’s episode of “UFC
Tonight” on Fuel TV. A replacement opponent for Ellenberger is
expected to be announced shortly.
UFC 151 takes place Sept. 1 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las
Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight title confrontation
between reigning champ Jon Jones and
ex-Strikeforce titlist Dan
Koscheck, 34, was last seen in a hard-fought split decision defeat
to fellow wrestler Johny
Hendricks at UFC on Fox 3. Prior to that May 5 loss, “The
Ultimate Fighter” Season 1 alum had won back-to-back fights,
knocking out former two-time welterweight titlist Matt Hughes in
September before taking a split verdict against Mike Pierce
at February’s UFC 143.
Meanwhile, 27-year-old Ellenberger recently saw a six-fight winning
streak snapped by Martin
Kampmann, who rallied from an early knockdown to stop “The
Juggernaut” in the second round of their June 1 clash. Ellenberger
kicked off 2012 with a unanimous decision victory over Diego
Sanchez, following a 2011 in which he topped Jake Shields,
Pierson and Carlos
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