A recently booked UFC 163 contest will pit welterweights Josh Koscheck and Demian Maia against each other.
The pairing presents a couple of foes at vastly dissimilar parts of their respective careers. Koscheck is attempting to cling to relevance, while Maia is zooming toward a title shot.
But when we assess the matchup between the two, it is an unmistakably dangerous fight for either party that presents an intriguing clash of styles.
Here we will take a look at the fight between Koscheck and Maia and examine how it is likely to play out. We will assess which fighter has an edge in each of the striking, wrestling and submission areas of the game and use those assessments to project the probable winner.