Longe time UFC veteran Josh Koscheck (@JoshKoscheck) will be making his Bellator debut on February 18, 2017 at Bellator 172.
Koscheck was one of the original cast members of The Ultimate Fighter, and became one of the show’s most infamous fighters. He fought 25 times for the UFC and challenged for the welterweight title in 2010. Koscheck last fought for the UFC in 2015, he lost his last five fights for the promotion with four of those losses being finishes. He signed with Bellator in 2016, but injuries postponed his debut for the promotion.
Koscheck is approaching the end of a long career, but he is very good a talking smack and he has bad blood with Bellator fighter Paul Daley. If Koscheck can have a successful debut for Bellator a fight with Daley makes sense. The pre-fight banter would be great for the promotion.
Welcoming Koscheck to the Bellator ring will be Brazil’s Mauricio Alonso. Having won his lasts two fights, Alonso will be looking to spoil the debut of Koscheck.
Bellator 172 will feature a main event between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione). It will air live on Spike TV.
Bellator 172 Fight Card:
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione
Josh Thomson vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire
Cheick Kongo vs. Oli Thompson
Josh Koscheck vs. Mauricio Alonso
Anatoly Tokov vs. Francisco France
James Terry vs. David Douglas
Nikko Jackson vs. Cesar Gonzalez
Juan Cardenas vs. Luis Vargas
Danasabe Mohammed vs. Carlos Rocha
Anthony Do vs. Bobby Escalante
Matt Ramirez vs. Jeremy Murphy
J.J. Okanovich vs. Paradise Vaovasa
Justin Tenedora vs. Roque Reyes