Koch Nixed, UFC Live 3 Set with 11 Bouts
It appears Erik Koch
(Pictured) will have to wait a bit longer to make his UFC
On Thursday, Koch’s opponent, Greg Jackson product Cub Swanson,
announced that an undisclosed injury would prevent him from
competing at UFC Live 3 on March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in
Louisville, Ky. With the promotion reportedly unable to find a
short-notice replacement for Swanson, the entire bout has been
scrapped, and the event’s bill is now complete with 11 fights.
The show will be headlined by a welterweight clash between Danish
Kampmann and the resurgent Diego
Koch has been beaten only once as a professional. The 22-year-old
Roufusport product rebounded from a decision defeat to Chad Mendes
to notch back-to-back victories to end 2010. After submitting
Casimir with a triangle choke in June, “New Breed” spoiled
Rivera’s WEC debut with a head kick and followed up with
punches to seal the November TKO victory.
Swanson is a three-time WEC “Fight of the Night” winner and a
six-year veteran of the sport. The 27-year-old has thrown both
strikes and gutters as of late, alternating between wins and losses
in his last four fights. Most recently, Swanson earned a
hard-fought split decision win over Mackens
Semerzier at WEC 52 in November, edging out the Team Menace
representative after a three-round war.
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