UFC 164 – Erik Koch VS. Dustin Poirier Announced for August 31st in Milwaukee

A featherweight fight putting two of the divisions brightest prospects against each other has been revealed for the UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 31st, as Erik Koch goes one-on-one Dustin Poirier.Sources close to the fight confirmed the match-up to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday. It is thought that verbal agreements are in place for both fighters.

Koch was supposed to fight Jose Aldo for the title twice in 2012 but both times it fell through for different reasons and he ended up fighting Ricardo Lamas instead. His four-fight winning streak came to an end after that fight, losing via a brutal TKO.

Poirier burst through the door in the UFC by winning his first four bouts with the organization but has since fallen on hard times, losing two of his last three to Chan Sung Jung and Cub Swanson.

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