Erik Koch vs. Dwight Grant, Jared Gordon vs. Joaquim Silva Set for UFC Milwaukee
By: Tristen Critchfield Aug 27, 2018
The card for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first trip to
Milwaukee since 2013 is beginning to take shape, as Erik Koch will
Grant at welterweight, while Jared
Gordon will face Joaquim
Silva at lightweight on Dec. 15.
The promotion recently confirmed the pairings to the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UFC
Fight Night 143 takes place at the Fiserv Forum and will likely
be televised on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight
Pass. A headliner for the card has not been announced.
Koch has lost three of his last four Octagon appearances while
competing at lightweight, including a decision defeat to Bobby Green
in his most recent outing at UFC on Fox 27. Grant, meanwhile, will
be making his UFC debut after knocking out Tyler Hill in
the second round of their bout at Dana White’s Tuesday Night
Contender Series on June 19.
Gordon had a five-fight winning streak come to an end in a
first-round TKO loss to Carlos
Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 126, but “Flash” later
extenuating circumstances that may have contributed to that
defeat. Silva suffered his first loss in 11 professional outings at
UFC on Fox 27, as he was outpointed by Vinc Pichel
on Jan. 27.