Koscheck signs with Bellator

June 26, 2015

Bellator announced the signing of former UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck during its live event on Spike TV Friday night.  The 37-year-old Koscheck ended his UFC career on a 5 fight losing streak but has signed a mult-fight deal with the organization.

We last saw Koscheck in a loss to Erick Silva as a replacement at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. LaFlare in March.  He also lost to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 184 in February.

Payout Perspective:

It’s clear that the fight to make here is against Paul Dailey.  For those that do not recall, Dailey was exiled from the UFC after he sucker-punched Koscheck at UFC 113 in May 2010.  That matchup saw a lot of trash-talking which ended up with Dailey hitting Koscheck after the final bell.  He was dismissed from the UFC and never given a chance to return.  We shall see if Bellator can continue its success of repackaging older, name brand fighters for its shows.  As we know from Bellator 131 and 138, the ratings reflect that it can.

3 Responses to “Koscheck signs with Bellator”

  1. Logical on June 26th, 2015 10:32 PM

    Hell yes, Daley vs. Koscheck II. Most people don’t even remember just how boring their fight was, but the controversy after the bell was big enough to warrant a second fight which I will be looking forward to.

  2. Pink Pig on June 28th, 2015 8:04 AM

    Ahahahahahaha!

    WAR Bellator!!!

  3. Jeremy on June 28th, 2015 9:48 AM

    I don’t want to see Josh get finished again. I have gone from rooting against him to feeling pity when he fights.

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