Now that Carlos Condit is set to face Nick Diaz for the UFC interim welterweight title, his original UFC 143 opponent, Josh Koshceck, needed somebody new to fight.
Now he has somebody.
Mike Pierce tweeted late Thursday night that he has taken the fight with Koscheck, and they will meet Super Bowl weekend at UFC 143.
“It’s on!” wrote Pierce. “Kos tried wiggling outta this one too, but Feb 4th he’s mine!”
Earlier in the evening, Koscheck had tweeted that he should have news on a new opponent soon, and was hoping to take a fight at 185 pounds.
It appears that’s not going to happen and the UFC favored giving him a fight with Pierce instead.
The two welterweights will square off as part of the UFC 143 fight card on Feb. 4 in Las Vegas where Condit and Diaz meet in the main event.
UFC officials later confirmed the bout on the promotion’s website.