A lightweight bout between Drew Dober and Erik Koch has been added to UFC 203 in Cleveland. Cleveland.com first reported the bout.
UFC 203 will be held on September 10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This will be the first UFC event in Cleveland.
The event is expected to be headlined by a UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between current champion Stipe Miocic and the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix winner and former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem.
Koch was expected to face Dober on January 2, 2016 at UFC 195. However, Koch pulled out of the bout in early December citing another injury and was replaced by Scott Holtzman. Dober (16-7-1 MMA) won the bout via unanimous decision.
With this bout, UFC 203 now looks like this:
Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Alistair Overeem for the UFC heavyweight title
Fabricio Werdum vs. Ben Rothwell
Nik Lentz vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Damir Hadzovic vs. Yusuke Kazuya
CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall
Drew Dober vs. Erik Koch
Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia