A bout that was sure to be filled with fireworks is no more, as Josh Koscheck has been forced out of a scheduled scrap with Jake Ellenberger. The match-up was expected to serve as the co-main event for UFC 151 on September 1 in Las Vegas.
UFC Tonight first reported the news of Koscheck suffering from a bulging disc preventing him from competing in the cage. A time frame for his return is unknown.
Both fighters were in need of a victory in the always-stacked welterweight division. In his last outing Koscheck was defeated by Johny Hendricks while Ellenberger lost to Martin Kampmann.
With just a few short weeks remaining before fight night, it remains to be seen if the UFC can fill the void created by Koscheck for Ellenberger.
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