Welterweight Josh Koscheck has suffered a bulging disc in his back and will be unable to compete against Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event of UFC 151.

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 Henderson.

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, Sean Pierson and Carlos Eduardo Rocha.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Ben Saunders injured, out of bout with Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 61

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC Fight Night 61 just took another big hit. Ben Saunders suffered an injury in training and is out of his fight with Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro, read news >>

Report: Josh Koscheck in for Saunders, meets Erick Silva in UFC Fight Night 62 co-main

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Sorry, Benson Henderson. Erick Silva appears to have his new opponent, and it’s not you. Filed under: Featured, MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Josh Koscheck to face Erick Silva in UFC Fight Night Rio co-main event

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

Only a week removed from literally being choked until he was foaming at the mouth, UFC welterweight veteran Josh Koscheck is going to fight Erick Silva on short notice in Rio de Janeiro on March 21st read news >>

Josh Koscheck's Quick Return Saves UFC Fight Night 62 Co-Main Event | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 13 views

With Ben Saunders having to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 62 due to injury, co-main eventer Erick Silva has a new opponent with just two weeks to go until fight time. read news >>

UFC: Koscheck contemplated kneeing Ellenberger in the groin to escape choke

  • 13 days ago
  • 92 views

In a recent interview, UFC welterweight, Josh Koscheck said he contemplated kneeing Jake Ellenberger in the groin to escape the fight-ending choke that resulted in his fourth straight loss. With the read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Josh Koscheck considered punching Jake Ellenberger in the balls

  • 13 days ago
  • 20 views

"Not taking anything from (Jake Ellenberger), but I fight nine out of 10 times, I smash him. But that's part of the game. He caught me, and I just think he was the better man that night because I mad read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 Results: Erick Silva Stops Josh Koscheck in the First Round

  • 11 days ago
  • 10 views

Erick Silva defeated Josh Koscheck in the UFC Fight Night 62 co-main event in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday in the opening round. read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Erick Silva vs. Josh Koscheck full fight video highlights

  • 10 days ago
  • 120 views

Watch the full fight video highlights for the UFC Fight Night 62 co-main event between Erick Silva and Josh Koscheck. The co-main event of the UFC Fight Night 62 event featured a welterweight match-u read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 Highlights Video: Erick Silva vs. Josh Koscheck

  • 10 days ago
  • 8 views

Check out the UFC Fight Night 62 co-main event fight pitting Erick Silva vs. Josh Koscheck. read news >>