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Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg at UFC 103

Shortly after inking a new deal with the UFC, Frank Trigg (19-6 MMA, 2-3 UFC) now has an opponent. The MMA veteran will face Josh Koscheck (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC 103 in Dallas.

Sources close to the event have recently confirmed the news of the bout to MMAJunkie.com.

Trigg will be making his first appearance in the UFC since 2005. He recently signed a four fight deal to return to the organization after back-to-back losses to Georges St. Pierre and Matt Hughes led to his release from the company four years ago.

Trigg is currently riding a four-fight win streak heading into his bout with Koscheck

After winning seven of his first eight fights in the UFC, Koscheck has gone just 3-3 in his last six fights. Tough decision losses to Georges St. Pierre and Thiago Alves are understandable but then came a surprising TKO defeat to Paulo Thiago in his most recent outing.

Koscheck will look to get back on track September 26 when he steps into the cage against Trigg.

14 COMMENTS
  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    I’ll definitely be somewhere in the crowd! I wonder what will headline the event. Machida vs. Rua perhaps?

  • MMASwami says:

    I like Trigg but I think Koscheck is going to curb stomp him. He’s bigger, stronger, faster and with better cardio. Trigg’s going to need one hell of a performance to win this one.

  • GetItOn says:

    down down down…..frank trigg’s goin down

  • thunder okami says:

    machida and rua is gonna be at 104

  • Kamakosmo says:

    This is a terrible matchup for Trigg and the UFC is showing him no mercy by putting him up against Koshcheck. Kos has improved immensely over the years and is coming into this fight hungry and pissed. The only way Trigg wins is if he gets Kos on his back, and that will not happen.

  • kidneybeans says:

    I don’t think old twinkle toes has a real good shot at this one. Kos is just too strong, too fast, and too young for Trigg. I don’t see Trigg doing so well in his return to the UFC, I like him so I hope I’m wrong but it just doesn’t look good to me.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Maybe this is Dana’s way of settling a score with Trigg. The way I remember it, Trigg said unflattering things about UFC while commentating for Pride before it was bought out by UFC. Trigg later said that the former Pride owners made him do it, which may or may not be true. Either way, I’m sure Dana still remembers, and I don’t think he’s the forgiving sort. Ask Jon Fitch. Seen him fight lately?

  • screwface says:

    i guess im the only 1 who thinks trigg is gonna destroy kos. i actually think its a good matchup and am looking forward to it. if trigg cant beat kos then he has no business in ufc. kos is the new gatekeeper.

  • edub says:

    Kos new gatekeeper… I dont think so.

  • Sergio Hernandez says:

    “Ask Jon Fitch. Seen him fight lately?”

    You mean in the ONE fight he’s had since he Main Evented against GSP?

    And oh no, he’s gonna be on the main card of UFC 100. Waaaaaah.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Fitch’s fight with Gono was buried on the undercard at UFC 94 in January. He had won at least eight consecutive fights and took GSP through five rounds before losing by decision. Putting him in a non-televised fight didn’t make sense except as punishment for dragging his feet about UFC’s insistence about its right to use his image. After he capitulated and took his public flogging on the undercard, he’s back on a televised fight. If you can’t see that for what it was, get your eyes checked. If you don’t think that White is capable of sending Trigg into the octagon for an ass whipping after his remarks about UFC, you’ve been swimming in a famous Egyptian River. Da Nile.

  • Sergio Hernandez says:

    The other four main card fights, besides Penn/GSP at 94 were:

    Diaz/Guida – Hot LW opener between two up and comers. It’s common for UFC to open with a LW fight
    Karo/Kim – Kim is part of UFC’s strategy to break into Korea
    Bonnar/Jones – Popular TUF 1 finalist and explosive LHW prospect
    Machida/Silva – LHW #1 Contenders Bout

    So it’s pretty easy to see why Fitch ended up dry humping Gono in the prelims as opposed to the main card.

  • Angry Mike says:

    I’m not buying it. Bonnar/Jones or Parisyan/Kim compares to Fitch/Gono? Bonnar is a journeyman at best at this point in his career, and Parisyan could have bailed out at any moment due to his anxiety disorder. Fitch took GSP through five rounds, and Gono is a known commodity with a following in Asia due to his time in Pride. Fitch didn’t want to give UFC control over his image, so UFC doesn’t televise his fight even though he had been a headliner against GSP. Pretty easy to connect the dots on that one.

  • Sergio Hernandez says:

    A journeyman? A journeyman who has fought for the UFC for the past 4 years? The term you’re looking for is gatekeeper.

    And it’s easy to connect dots on a conspiracy theory. Anything and everything that can be used to validate your argument is included while anything that hurts it gets thrown out the window.

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