It looks like UFC 167 on November 16th is going to be stacked with plenty of welterweight power, as the promotion has announced that Josh Koscheck is going to fight Tyron Woodley at the Las Vegas bound show. The match-up joins a card that is already set to feature champion Georges St. Pierre versus Johny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald taking on Robbie Lawler. That’s quite the cast of 170 pound fighters no?
Koscheck (17-7) is coming off a split decision loss to Johny Hendricks and more recently, a stoppage defeat at the mighty hands of Lawler. As a result (and thanks to the ongoing run of Matt Brown), “Kos” is no longer ranked in the promotion’s top ten. The 35 year-old vet has gone 2-2 now since he lost by UD to St. Pierre for a second time in December, 2010.
Woodley (11-2) will be looking to rebound from a disappointing split decision loss he suffered verus Jake Shields in June, after bombing out Jay Hieron at UFC 156 in February. The former Strikeforce contender is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts.
So, that’s an interesting addition between two ridiculously talented wrestlers who have plenty of stopping power in their fists. UFC 167 is coming together pretty nicely.
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