The main card for ‘UFC On FOX 3’ on May 5th appears to finally be set with the announcement that a welterweight tilt between Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks has been signed for the show.
The bout was confirmed by UFC President Dana White yesterday and should join the televised portion of the show on FOX alongside the previously announced five-round headliner between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller and Pat Barry Vs Lavar Johnson.
Koscheck gets the nod for the card just a week after he defeated Mike Pierce via a razor-thin split decision at UFC 143, following on from a KO victory over Matt Hughes last year.
Meanwhile Hendricks also knocked out a major player in the 170lb ranks recently, defeating Jon Fitch in just 12 seconds. That was his third victory in succession, and leaves his overall UFC record standing at an impressive 7-1.
That’s the sort of form that leaves Hendricks on the outskirts of title contention and a win over Koscheck on FOX would be huge for his career.
As for Koscheck, two previous losses to current champion Georges St.Pierre leave him in an awkward spot, but there’s always a chance that someone like interim champion Carlos Condit could defeat the Canadian, and that would leave him in a strong position to compete for the title again if he can maintain his winning run.