Josh Koscheck Injured, Out of UFC 163 Fight with Demian Maia

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Josh Koscheck Injured, Out of UFC 163 Fight with Demian Maia

The injury bug that forced the UFC to reset a number of UFC on Fox 8 bouts has now infected the UFC 163 fight card. An injury has forced Josh Koscheck out of his scheduled fight against Demian Maia.

The UFC made the announcement of the injury on Friday morning. Maia will not get a replacement opponent, and the card will proceed with 12 scheduled fights.

Koscheck (17-7), the No. 10 welterweight in the UFC, is currently on a two-fight losing streak after dropping a split decision to Johny Hendricks and falling to TKO to Robbie Lawler.

Maia (18-4) is 3-0 since dropping to welterweight, defeating Dong Hyun Kim, Rick Story and Jon Fitch. That run has earned Maia the No. 5 ranking in the welterweight division.

No specifics were given on Koscheck’s injury or if the fight would be rescheduled for a later card.

UFC 163 will take place Aug. 3 from the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The event will be headlined by a featherweight title bout, as champion Jose Aldo will put his title on the line against Chan Sung Jung.

Jung is an injury replacement for Aldo’s original opponent, former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.


Full UFC 163 Fight Card

Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung (for featherweight title)

Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida

Cezar Ferreira vs. Clint Hester

John Lineker vs. Phil Harris

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Anthony Perosh

Sheila Gaff vs. Amanda Nunes

Neil Magny vs. Sergio Moraes

Thales Leites vs. Tom Watson

Josh Clopton vs. Rani Yahya

Ian McCall vs. Iliarde Santos

Viscardi Andrade vs. Bristol Marunde

Robert Drysdale vs. Ednaldo Oliveira

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