Bellator MMA has announced that the long awaited promotional debut of Josh Koscheck will come on February 18th against Mauricio Alonso.
Due to injuries 39 year old, Josh Koscheck hasn’t fought since being submitted by Erick Silva in March of 2015. The TUF 1 alum and former world title challenger lost 5 in a row, with 4 of the 5 men ranked in the UFC’s Top 15 contneders. Even on a slide Koscheck still possess knock out power.
Curitiba’s Mauricio Alonso is a 36 year old who is 0-1 in Bellator having lost to Nick Pica by unanimous decision at Bellator 157. Since Alonso has picked up a pair of unanimous decision victories over Mike Persons and Justin Baesman.
Bellator 172 is February 18th at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Complete Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione Main Card:
Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Josh Thomson (22-8, 1 NC) vs. Patricky “Pitbull (16-8)
Heavyweight Feature Bout: Cheick Kongo (25-10-2) vs. Oli Thompson (17-9)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Josh Koscheck (17-10) vs. Mauricio Alonso (12-7, 1 NC)
Welterweight Prelim Bout: James Terry (18-9) vs. David Douglas (9-6)
Lightweight Prelim Bout: Nikko Jackson (1-1) vs. Cesar Gonzalez (0-1)
Featherweight Prelim Bout: Juan Cardenas (1-0) vs. Luis Vargas (0-1)
Welterweight Prelim Bout: Danasabe Mohammed (5-1) vs. Carlos Rocha (9-4)
Flyweight Prelim Bout: Anthony Do (4-1) vs. Bobby Escalante (4-5)
Flyweight Prelim Bout: Matt Ramirez (1-2) vs. Jeremy Murphy (3-3)
Lightweight Prelim Bout: J.J. Okanovich (3-1) vs. Paradise Vaovasa (5-1)
Featherweight Prelim Bout: Justin Tenedora (Debut) vs. Roque Reyes (0-3)