by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday night confirmed bouts for UFC veterans Josh Koscheck and Paul Taylor, two bouts that were previously reported on MMAWeekly.com.
Having repeatedly stated that he wants to remain busy, Koscheck gets his wish, as he will return to action at UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas. He will make his sixth start in the Octagon in a little more than a year when he steps in to face Chris Wilson. Their bout will be part of the fight card featuring a UFC light heavyweight championship bout between current titleholder Rashad Evans and No. 2 ranked Lyoto Machida.
UFC 99 will mark the promotion’s initial foray into Germany with former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin facing former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva in a 195-pound catchweight bout.
U.K. fighter Paul Taylor will make his sixth start for the promotion at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, welcoming Polish born fighter Peter Sobotta to the UFC. Sobotta should have a decided edge with the crowd, as he has called Balingen, Germany, home since he was three years old.