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With Opponents Injured, Koch-Assuncao Tabbed for UFC 128

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Erik Koch and Raphael Assuncao were both left without opponents this week when Cub Swanson and Manny Gamburyan pulled out of their respective bouts. Now, it appears Koch and Assuncao will instead square off against one another in their Octagon debuts at UFC 128 “Shogun vs. Jones.”

While not yet finalized, a source close to the matchup tells Sherdog.com that the featherweights have verbally agreed to meet at the event, which takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The change in matchmaking was first reported on Saturday by MMAWeekly.com.

Opponent aside, there will be no change for Assuncao, who was to face Gamburyan on the undercard of UFC 128 before Gamburyan sustained a back injury in training. Koch will have his fight pushed back two weeks, as the Roufusport product was slated to meet Swanson, who suffered an undisclosed impairment, at UFC Live 3 on March 3.

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Post #1   2/26/11 1:22:53PM   

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I saw this coming. Still a good match. Good to see ufc get koch in there just a few weeks later than have him wait a few more months like jorge rivera did

Post #2   2/26/11 4:36:50PM   

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Koch by UD.

Post #3   2/27/11 5:09:32PM