A welterweight clash between Josh Koscheck and Paulo Thiago is reportedly in the works according to AOL FanHouse for UFC 109 which will take place on February 6, 2010 from the Mandalay Bay Event Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Koscheck and Thiago first met at UFC 95 this past February in which it took Paulo Thiago only 3minutes and 29seconds to dispose of the ex-Ultimate Fighter in one of the biggest upsets of the year.
Since his stunning upset Paulo Thiago dropped a Decision in his next fight to top Welterweight contender Jon Fitch before redeeming himself this past Saturday with a Decision victory over Jacob Volkmann. Koscheck on the other hand has had back-to-back impressive performances; in his rebound fight it took a little over a minute to finish Frank Trigg the defeated rising star Anthony Johnson at UFC 106 with a second round Rear Naked Choke.
Josh Koscheck has made no bones about his intentions to fight current Welterweight kingpin George St-Pierre and will take as many fights as possible until he gets a shot at the elite 170-pound Championship in the world.
However George St-Pierre is currently scheduled to face the British outlaw Dan Hardy in a bout rumoured to take place in March of 2010, many of the Mixed Martial Arts community believe that Koscheck should be one step closer than Hardy to the seemingly unstoppable French-Canadian Champion but that is not the case, if he were to redeem his previous loss to the tough Brazilian he may just be next in line.
Paulo Thiago on the other hand would be pushed right into the mix of challengers with a second victory over top Welterweight challenger Josh Koscheck then if he secured a few more victories over credible opponents he would be right up there to challenge George St-Pierre.