Welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Josh Koscheck will each try to get back on the right path when they collide this fall. The two talented 170ers have been signed as the co-main event for UFC 151 which goes down September 1 from Las Vegas.
UFC officials confirmed the bout last night.
Entering his last outing, Ellenberger (27-6) was riding high on a six-fight winning streak before Martin Kampmann caught him with a knee, dropping “The Juggernaut” from the top of the division.
Meanwhile, Koscheck (17-6) watched a three-fight run be halted by a decision defeat to Johny Hendricks.
The two men who defeated Ellenberger and Koscheck most recently – Kampmann and Hendricks – are slated to face each other in a #1 contender contest later this year.
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