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- KOSCHECK, SEVERAL OTHERS ADDED TO UFC 86

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

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Amidst a flurry of activity this week, the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday announced three more bouts to its UFC 86 fight card scheduled for July 5 in Las Vegas.

Joining the main event of Ultimate Fighter season seven coaches, light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson and Forrest Griffin, top welterweight Josh Koscheck will face veteran fighter Chris Lytle.

Currently ranked as the No. 4 welterweight in the world, Koscheck recently defeated tough Midwest product Dustin Hazelett, bouncing back from a decision loss to current champion Georges St. Pierre.

Koscheck commands a lot of respect along with his 10-2 professional record, and Lytle knows he has no easy task before him. “I’m very excited. Josh is one of the best in the world and I can’t wait to test myself,” said Lytle. “It’s hard to focus on one or two areas because Josh isn’t one dimensional anymore.”

Also confirmed on Wednesday was a middleweight bout between Patrick Cote and Ricardo Almeida. Cote enters the bout riding a four-fight winning streak. On a seven-fight streak of his own, this will only be Almeida’s second bout back after a nearly four-year layoff. He defeated Rob Yundt in his return at February’s UFC 81.

Jorge Gurgel and Cole Miller will also fight each other in a lightweight bout on the UFC 86 undercard.

UFC 86 Bouts (officially announced):
-Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin
-Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Lytle
-Patrick Cote vs. Ricardo Almeida
-Joe Stevenson vs. Gleison Tibau
-Frank Mir vs. Justin McCully
-Melvin Guillard vs. Dennis Siver
-Cole Miller vs. Jorge Gurgel
-Ben Saunders vs. Jared Rollins

UFC 86 Bouts (unannounced):
-Frank Mir vs. Justin McCully
-Tyson Griffin vs. Marcus Aurelio
-Justin Buchholz vs. Corey Hill
-Steve Bruno vs. TBA

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