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It looks like one of these Welterweights’ stints in the UFC could very well come to an end at UFC 184, when Josh Koscheck meets Jake Ellenberger.
Koscheck, who hasn’t fought since November of 2013, is currently riding a three-fight losing streak, which include a split decision loss to Johny Hendricks and two straight first round knockout losses to Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley. If Koscheck is unable to come out on top against Ellenberger, it is likely that the 37-year-old former title challenger will call it a career.
Ellenberger, who was once considered one of the very best up-and-comers in the UFC is also on a three-fight skid of his own, with losses to Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler and most recently, Kelvin Gastelum. Ellenberger had won eight of his last nine fights before his bout with MacDonald, but has been unable to pull the trigger since and has just not been the same fighter.
With a loss to Koscheck, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ellenberger be cut by the UFC.
UFC 184 will take place on February 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and will feature a Middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort and a women’s Bantamweight title bout between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano.