Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger Tapped as UFC 151 Co-Main Event

July 18, 2012
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UFC 151 now has a co-main event and it features two top ten welterweights looking to get back into the contender’s race.

Nebraska powerhouse Jake Ellenberger will return to action on Sept 1 as he faces former NCAA champion Josh Koscheck in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the new match-up on Wednesday.

With a title shot seemingly within his grasp, Jake Ellenberger ran into the always tough Martin Kampmann for his last fight at the Ultimate Fighter Live finale.

After almost finishing Kampmann in round one, the Dane battled back and instead put Ellenberger down in the second stanza, handing the Nebraska native only his second loss in the UFC.

Now more determined than ever to get back to the top of the division, Ellenberger faces a fighter who has sat in the top ten of the welterweight division for the last few years.

Josh Koscheck has come close on many occasions to being the top dog at 170 pounds, but has never captured the strap. That’s not to say, however, that Koscheck isn’t always one of the top performers at welterweight where he holds wins over names like Matt Hughes, Paul Daley and Diego Sanchez.

Recently, however, Koscheck lost a close decision to fellow NCAA champion Johny Hendricks at UFC on Fox 3, and hopes to rebuild with a win over Ellenberger in September.

Ellenberger vs. Koscheck will serve as the co-main event for the upcoming UFC 151 show headlined by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as he defends his title against former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson.

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  • pooby

    Good match up. I like it.

  • GiovanniB

    OUTSTANDING MATCH UP!!! It’s got the ingredients to be a main event and not just a co-main event…WOW…someone is getting knocked out on this one unless they both decide to play the wrestling game. I like it, I like it A LOTTTT!

    • rsnowbass

      You like it as much as revenge sex on X-girlfriends???

  • adice89

    I knew this fight would happen…..AWSOME MATCHUP. Ellenberger is no joke and has very lethal hands. Koshcheck has a big right hand but he always falls back on his wrestling if hes falling behind. I dont see him getting Ellenberger down very easily if he does. If he does manage to get him down I see him getting some good shots in, but like I said thats no easy task. Ellenberger is a wrestler also.

  • khumbufalls

    We all know the first three posts are you using fake handles, Joe Silva.


    this is a great match up, watch out for eye pokes Ellenberger or more importantly who ever is the ref.


    I disagree with good match up ! Koschek is good but not durable enough to go 3 rds at this point in his career with Jake. I feel sorry for Koschek because his eye and face are probably guna swell until he looks like that guy on Goonies (REMEMBER JOHN HOWARD!!!!). Oh yea Kampman got sooooooooooooooooooooo lucky against Jake ,jake beats kamp an kos 9out of 10 times