Fans of Erik Koch won’t have to wait long to see his return to action. Koch has been tabbed to take on the UFC debuting Cub Swanson at UFC 132 in a featherweight showdown that is sure to be fireworks. The bout was originally scheduled for UFC on Versus 3 but was scrapped after an injury forced Swanson out of the fight.
UFC officials made the fight announcement late Tuesday night.
Koch is on a three fight win streak and coming off back-to-back “Knockout of the Night” performances. He recently scored a KO victory over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 128, catching the Brazilian grappler with a short right hook to put him out cold. Swanson has traded wins and losses in his last five fights but was on the right side of a close split decision against Mackens Semerzier at WEC 52. The bout won “Fight of the Night” honors.
UFC 132 is scheduled for July 2, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will be headlined by a UFC Bantamweight Title fight between champion Dominick Cruz and contender Urijah Faber.
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