Josh Koscheck pulled from fight with Jake Ellenberger due to injury

The UFC was left with less than a month to fill a co-headlining clash on September 1 at UFC 151 after news surfaced stating welterweight Josh Koscheck had been forced out of planned meeting with Jake Ellenberger due to a bulging disc in his back.

News of Koscheck’s condition was revealed on UFC Tonight. No timetable was offered for his eventual return to the ring. A replacement for the former Ultimate Fighter is currently being sought.

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Koscheck, a former title-contender, is coming off a Split Decision loss to Johny Hendricks many fans felt he deserved the nod in. Finding a reputable substitute for Koscheck could be difficult, as “Kos” holds an overall record of 17-6 with past wins over Diego Sanchez, Anthony Johnson, Paul Daley, and Matt Hughes.

UFC 151 features Jon Jones putting his light heavyweight gold up for grabs against seasoned veteran Dan Henderson in the main event.