A welterweight clash between Josh Koscheck and Demain Maia has been announced for UFC 163 in August.
It’s set to be an important fight for both men, though for different reasons. In Koscheck’s case a win is much needed after suffering two defeats in a row for the first time in his career over the course of the past year.
As for Maia, he’s rejuvenated his career after dropping down from the middeweight ranks, taking out three well respected fighters in Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story and Jon Fitch, so a win here should be enough to propel him into the title mix at 170lbs.
UFC 163 is expected to take place in Rio, Brazil and will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis.