Erik Koch moves to lightweight, faces Rafaello Oliveira at UFC 170

Erik Koch will officially move to lightweight at UFC 170 on Feb 22 when he returns to action to face Rafaello 'Tractor' Oliveira in an undercard bout on the card. UFC officials announced the new bout on Saturday. It was teased after a recent loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 164 that Koch (13-3) may make a move to 155 pounds after spending his entire career inside the Octagon...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 6 Video Rewind: Ricardo Lamas detonates Erik Koch's face

Water cooler talk this morning in this post UFC on FOX 6 world may have centered around Glover Teixeira and Anthony Pettis putting themselves in line for the title in their respective divisions. But it was Chicago born "Bully" Ricardo Lamas that made the biggest noise on the night, and that noise you heard was his hellbows bashing in the face of former #1 featherweight...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

News: Erik Koch Tweets Out Picture Of Injured Eye

One of the biggest upsets on the UFC on FOX 6 card came in the opening fight on the main card as Ricardo Lamas cut Erik Koch open in the second round and secured a TKO moments later. The win was Lamas’s fourth straight at featherweight and will likely put him in contention for a title shot against the winner between Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo.  Koch sent out a tweet of his injured...
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January 27, 2013  |  1 Comment

Ricardo Lamas Rains Down Elbows On Erik Koch GIF

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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Fighter Ricardo Lamas Turns Erik Koch Into Bloody Mess

MMA Junkie / David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Erik Koch took on Ricardo Llamas in a Featherweight bout on the undercard of UFC on Fox 6 at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night. After a fairly quiet first round, Lamas registered a takedown on Koch in the second. Once Lamas got on top of Koch and started hammering away with elbows, he turned Koch’s face into ground chuck, scoring...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas set for UFC 155

UFC officials have announced that a featherweight bout between Erik Koch and Ricardo Lamas has been signed for UFC 155. UFC 155 takes place December 29 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight title bout between current UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos and former UFC heavyweight
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Trio of Fights Confirmed for ‘UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch’

The rumor mill proves true once again. Octagon officials have confirmed a trio of bouts that were previously rumored for “UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch” will in fact come to fruition. A critical welterweight affair between Jon Fitch (Pictured) and Erick Silva, a 170-pound matchup with Demian Maia and Rick Story, as well as a featherweight contest featuring Joey Gambino and Diego Brandao...
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

‘UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch’ OFFICIALLY a Smashing Success

There are still 10 weeks remaining until the curtain is drawn on the Octagon’s debut in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but “UFC 149: Aldo vs. Koch” can already go down in the record books as a smashing success. Although the fight card hasn’t been completed, it didn’t stop them Canadians from snagging every available seat inside Scotiabank Saddledome. On Saturday, UFC brass...
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Erik Koch Looking to Cash In UFC Golden Ticket

Do you remember how happy Charlie was when he cracked open that Wonka Bar and discovered he had won the last Golden Ticket? And of course, who could forget about his classic celebration with Grandpa Joe? Well, that’s pretty much how featherweight Erik Koch (Pictured) reacted when he hung up the phone after UFC brass notified him that he’d challenge champ Jose Aldo for the title...
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirer Meets Erik Koch at UFC 143

No rest for the weary. Just three days after beating Pablo Garza at “UFC on FOX,” featherweight Dustin Poirer (Pictured) was assigned to meet Erik Koch at UFC 143 on Super Bowls weekend. Not only do the featherweights look very similar to each other, but their records are nearly identical. Koch holds a 13-1 mark and is perfect a 2-0 inside the Octagon, while Poirer is 11-1 and...
November 15, 2011  |  Discuss

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