Josh Koscheck Pulls Out Of Bellator Debut Due To Injury

Former UFC veteran Josh Koscheck won’t be making his Bellator debut later this month after all as he’s had to pull out of his headlining fight with Matt Secor at Bellator 148 due to an as yet undisclosed injury.

Koscheck has spent almost his entire career fighting in the UFC after initially joining following a stint on The Ultimate Fighter season 1 back in 2005, but despite being a success there for a number of years he had to move on to pastures new recently after suffering a long losing streak in the promotion.

The 38 year-old had gone a total of five fights without a victory inside the Octagon, being stopped in four of them by either strikes or submission by the likes of Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler, Jake Ellenberger and most recently Erick Silva.

That last loss led to UFC President Dana White suggesting that it might be time for Koscheck to retire, but Bellator boss Scott Coker offered him a deal as he felt the former two-time welterweight title contender still had something to offer.

With Koscheck out for now, Bellator have moved the co-main event pairing of Paul Daley and Andy Uhrich to the main event spot on the January 29th card in California.

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