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Erik Koch vs Dustin Poirer at UFC 143

Best80smovieRAD2011-11-17 18:25:54 +0000 #1
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Two exciting featherweight prospects are set to clash at UFC 143.

Officials today announced that Erik Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Dustin Poirer (11-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) have been inked to meet at the Super Bowl weekend event, which takes place Feb. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and airs live on pay-per-view.

Poirer requested the fight after very recent win. Both fighters are undefeated inside the octagon.

The 23-year-old Koch most recently appeared at UFC Fight Night 25, where he outpointed "The Ultimate Fighter 12" winner Jonathan Brookins. That built on a devastating first-round knockout of Rafael Assuncao in his UFC debut at UFC 128.

Poirer gets his wish after an impressive outing Saturday against Pablo Garza at UFC on FOX. The 22-year-old fighter hammered Garza in the standup portion of the fight before coaxing a tapout by D'Arce choke in the second round. Previously, he outpointed savvy striker Jason Young at UFC 131 and handed near-contender Josh Grispi his first octagon loss at UFC 125.

The winner of the fight surely makes a good case for second or third in line in the featherweight pecking order. Champ Jose Aldo next meets Chad Mendes at UFC 142 on Jan. 14 in Rio De Janeiro.

UFC 143 is expected to be headlined by a welterweight title fight between champ Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz.


Best80smovieRAD2011-11-17 18:38:55 +0000 #2
I would think the winner of this is getting the Aldo-Mendes winner. Seems pretty fast for either guy, but I guess thats because the weight class is so thin at the moment
Tallica19812011-11-17 19:13:39 +0000 #3
Great fight. I'm leanin towards porier. Not sure they get the champ though
bhorrrr2011-11-17 18:35:39 +0000 #4
****in' assholes pairin' up my 2 favorite 45ers.
Best80smovieRAD2011-11-17 20:09:58 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Tallica1981

Great fight. I'm leanin towards porier. Not sure they get the champ though

There's honestly no one else really though, the Korean Zombie maybe if he beats Hominick. Hioki wasnt impressive in his win over Roop to leap frog anybody.

Poirer and Koch are the only ones with a little streak going
Tallica19812011-11-17 19:47:39 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Best80smovieRAD

There's honestly no one else really though, the Korean Zombie maybe if he beats Hominick. Hioki wasnt impressive in his win over Roop to leap frog anybody.

Poirer and Koch are the only ones with a little streak going

I think they might still pull the trigger on hioki

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