The Daily Recap: Koscheck Aiming for November Return, Carano Targeted for December & More

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— Former UFC welterweight title contender Josh Koscheck has revealed that his first fight since falling to Georges St. Pierre last December will take place at UFC 139 at the HP Pavilion in his adopted hometown of San Jose, CA on November 19. The "Ultimate Fighter" product also stated that his return bout would likely take place at middleweight and that the idenity of his opponent should become available soon. []

— Strikeforce women's star Gina Carano will reportedly attempt to return to action once again at a yet-to-be-announced Strikeforce show on December 17. Carano was slated to take on Sarah D'Alelio at Strikeforce's "Overeem vs. Werdum" event in June, but failed to receive medical clearance to compete. A reason for her removal remains unknown. [Wrestling Observer]

— Fresh off of a one-year stint in prison, War Machine, the "Ultimate Fighter" alumnus formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, will fight for the first time since July 2010 against fellow UFC veteran Gideon Ray at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 4 on October 15 according to Machine's Twitter account. Prior to his incarceration, Machine won six out of his last eight fights. [MMA Junkie]

— Following a successful UFC debut, Brazilian prospect Ronny Markes has opted to drop down to middleweight, his regualr weight class for his next bout. Markes served as a replacement opponent for Karlos Vemola at UFC on Versus 5 last weekend, winning a three-round unanimous decision. The 23-year-old also holds a notable win over former WEC and PRIDE standout Paulo Filho. [Tatame]

— Charles Oliviera has reportedly inked a new four-fight deal with the UFC, despite having lost in his last two bouts inside the promotion. After racking up slick submission wins over Darren Elkins and Efrain Escudero in his first couple of UFC fights, Oliviera has fallen on hard times. Sandwiching a no contest versus Nik Lentz this past June are a submission loss to Jim Miller and most recently, a first-round thrashing at the hands of Donald Cerrone at UFC Live 5 last weekend. [MMA Junkie]


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