It looks like Josh Koscheck and Stephan Bonnar will be fighting on the same card after all. Unfortunately for some fight fans, they won’t be fighting each other. Instead, Bonnar will take on one of Koscheck’s teammates at American Kickboxing Academy and fellow Ultimate Fighter alum, Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 139 in November.
The two light heavyweights have verbally agreed to the bout according to UFC President Dana White.
On a four fight win streak, Kingsbury is quickly earning a reputation as being one of the most exciting 205 fighters in the company. “Kingsbu” has picked up “Fight of the Night” honors in two of his last three bouts, both unanimous decision victories over Jared Hamman and Fabio Maldonado. Sandwiched between those performances as a 21 second TKO victory against Ricardo Romero at UFC 126. A member of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira‘s team on the eighth season of the Ultimate Fighter, Kingsbury will be taking a step up in competition when he enters the cage against Bonnar.
Already having the reputation as one of the most action-packed light heavyweight fighters, Bonnar is coming off back-to-back victories for the first time since 2007. Defeating Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 116 and earning the “Fight of the Night” award for his efforts, Bonnar followed that up with another much-needed win against Igor Pokrajac this past December. The Ultimate Fighter 1 runner-up was scheduled to face Karlos Vemola at UFC Live 5 but was forced to withdraw from the fight with an injury. A fight against Kingsbury is sure to deliver all the action that “American Psycho” fans have come to expect from his UFC career.
UFC 139 is scheduled for November 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. While not officially announced, it is expected that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is expected to defend his title against Junior dos Santos in the nights main event.
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