Koscheck/Ellenberger Slated for UFC 151

Koscheck (left) and Ellenberger (right) will co-headline UFC 151 in September

Top welterweights Josh Koscheck and Jake Ellenberger will co-headline UFC 151 that is headlined by Henderson vs. Jones in the Light Heavyweight Championship. Both fighters, coming off a loss, will be looking to put his name back in the hat for welterweight title contention.

Jake “The Jeggernaut” Ellenberger (27-6, 6-2 UFC) is coming off a KO loss to Martin Kampmann last month at the TUF 15 Finale. Before that, he was on a six fight win streak and most thought that a win against Kampmann would lock up a title shot for Ellenberger.

Josh “Kos” Koscheck (17-6, 15-6 UFC) recently lost to Johny Hendricks via split decision this May at UFC on FOX 3. Koscheck had won the two prior fights that followed the December 2010 title shot that he lost against Georges St. Pierre.

Both fighters are based in wrestling, but have recently gained acclaim for explosive stand-up skills and are known for possessing knockout power. We’ll see who prevails in this battle of the welterweights come September 1 in Las Vegas at UFC 151.


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