Erik Koch Removed from UFC on Versus 3

By Ariel Helwani

Erik Koch will have to wait to make his UFC debut after all.

Due to the late timing of Cub Swanson’s injury, the 22-year-old Koch has been pulled from the UFC on Versus 3 card, UFC officials confirmed with on Friday.

The event takes place March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louiville, Ky, which means that there simply wasn’t enough time to find a replacement fighter to compete against Koch.

News of Swanson’s undisclosed injury broke on Thursday.

Koch (11-1) recently defeated Francisco Rivera at WEC 52. This fight would have marked his UFC debut.


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