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02-26-2009, 09:23 AM
JOSH KOSCHECK RETURNS AT UFC 98 (http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=8261&zoneid=13)

Never one to sit back and miss an opportunity, UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck will return to action on May 23 as a part of the upcoming UFC 98 card in Las Vegas against an as of yet unnamed opponent.

Koscheck's involvement with the card was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fighter on Wednesday.

After stepping up on short notice to take on top five ranked welterweight, Thiago Alves, Koscheck had no misgivings about a quick turn around to fight Yoshiyuki Yoshida just weeks later at the UFC's Fight for the Troops show last December.

The former NCAA champion returned to action just last weekend against UFC newcomer, Paulo Thiago, and after controlling the biggest part of the fight, Koscheck was caught by an uppercut and another clubbing blow that put him down on the mat, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Disappointed with the stoppage, Koscheck is itching to get back into the cage and compete again and he will get the chance in May as a part of the UFC 98 card. Originally, Koscheck was already prematurely set to face Karo Parisyan on the show, but since that time the Armenian born fighter tested positive for illegal substances and has been suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Koscheck will look to bounce back after only the 4th loss of his professional career when he competes on the card. Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more information on the show and Koscheck's potential opponent.