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Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011

Erik Koch vs. Dustin Poirier Confirmed For UFC 143


By FCF Staff

The Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to round out the line-up for the promotion’s upcoming February 4th event in Las Vegas, as it has added a bout between rising featherweights Erik Koch and Dustin Poirier to the card.

Koch (13-1) has won four straight fights under the Zuffa banner and has gone 2-0 since transitioning from the WEC into the UFC. The Roufusport fighter is coming off a unanimous decision win over TUF vet Jonathan Brookins in September.

Poirier (11-1) has also won four fights in a row. Most recently, at the UFC on FOX 1 card last weekend, the featherweight tapped out Pablo Garza with a second round D’arce choke. Poirier has gone 3-0 since arriving in the UFC.

UFC 143 will be hosted by the Mandalay Bay Events Center and is expected to feature a bout between welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz in the main event.


Photo credit: FightLaunch


posted by FCF Staff @ 12:26 pm
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