Report: Koscheck-Lytle Proposed for UFC 86

Josh Koscheck weighs-in for UFC 82: Pride of a Champion. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A welterweight clash between standout wrestler Josh Koscheck and exciting veteran Chris Lytle has reportedly been proposed to take place at UFC 86.

The news comes from MMA Mania, who has confirmed with unnamed sources that the bout is “in the works”.

However it’s still unknown at this time whether or not Koscheck has signed a new deal with the UFC. The former “Ultimate Fighter” contestant completed the remaining fight on his contract at UFC 82 earlier this month, defeating Dustin Hazelett.

Lytle is coming off of an impressive stoppage of newcomer Kyle Bradley at UFC 81: Breaking Point in February. While the veteran has struggled throughout his stay with the UFC, a win over Koscheck would certainly put the Indiana native right back into the contender status he once had in 2004.

Stylistically, Koscheck’s wrestling would likely earn him an easy unanimous decision. However the American Kickboxing Academy product has put a focus on his stand-up game in his last two victories. Will Koscheck want to challenge himself against a professional boxer in Lytle?

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against top contender Forrest Griffin at the event. The two fighters will serve as coaches for the upcoming seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter”.


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