Demian Maia vs Josh Koscheck Targeted for UFC 163

Demian Maia

 

Demian Maia

  • 18-4 MMA / 9-4 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jorge Santiago, Dong Hyun Kim, Jon Fitch

Josh Koscheck

 

Josh Koscheck

  • 17-7 MMA / 15-7 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Paul Daley, Matt Hughes, Mike Pierce

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UFC 163

August 3rd, 2013

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena

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Demian Maia nears title shot contention on the heels of a three-fight win streak, since making the drop to the welterweight division. He made his 170-pound debut in July of last year, earning a first round TKO victory over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 148. Maia has since submitted Rick Story in the first round and dominated Jon Fitch for three rounds, earning a unanimous decision victory at UFC 156.

Josh Koscheck finds himself at the crossroads of his career. Once a mainstay atop the UFC’s welterweight division, he now finds himself in a must-win situation to stay relevant in the weight class. Koscheck has lost two-consecutive fights in the octagon, including a split decision loss to Johny Hendricks and most recently suffering a first round TKO loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 157. His last victory was in February of last year, a controversial split decision win over Mike Pierce.

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