After a bit of deliberation, Matt Hughes and Josh Koscheck are now set to face off in the co-main event for UFC 135 coming up on Sept. 24 in Denver.
UFC president Dana White announced the new fight on Tuesday via Twitter.
Originally, Hughes was set to face “Ultimate Fighter” season 1 winner Diego Sanchez on the card, but Sanchez suffered a broken hand in training and was forced back to the sidelines.
In his place, Josh Koscheck offered to step up and accept the fight, and now he faces Hughes in a bout the American Kickboxing Academy fighter has been asking about for years.
Hughes returns to action for the first time since UFC 123 in November 2010 when he lost by knockout to B.J. Penn.
Koscheck also comes back from a loss after suffering a defeat to current UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 124 in Montreal last December.
Hughes and Koscheck meet as the co-main event for UFC 135, which is headed up by light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones taking on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.