UFC 106 took a hit earlier this week with the loss of the heavyweight title fight and main event of the evening between Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin. Lesnar is easily one of the biggest draws in terms of UFC fighters, and the organization was in dire need of finding an event to co-headline alongside Griffin vs. Ortiz.
Josh Koscheck once again went to Twitter to break the news on what his next fight would be, stating that he would be part of the co-main event on UFC 106. According to MMAjunkie.com, Anthony Johnson is the man who will stand opposite Josh Koscheck in a fight scheduled for Nov. 21.
Johnson is coming off a dominant performance of Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 104, a fight which would have given him the Knockout of the Night honors if he had not missed weight by five pounds. “Rumble” seemed demoralized by his weight issues and will no doubt look at this fight as a clear shot at redemption.
Koscheck just tore through the over-the-hill Frank Trigg at UFC 103, redeeming a loss to Paulo Thiago at UFC 95. He was originally expected to face Mike Pierce at Ultimate Fight Night 20.
This fight has the word knockout written all over it. Both fighters can claim solid wrestling, but the edge would have to go to Koscheck, considering Johnson never seems to use his. However, both fighters love to throw the leather, which should lead to an exciting co-main event. Unfortunately, fans may be a little too bitter at the loss of Carwin vs. Lesnar to really appreciate the card, let alone the replacement fight.
UFC 106 is scheduled for Nov. 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Stay tuned to Inside Fights for further information regarding developments of this card.
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