Long-time UFC veteran Josh Koscheck has been forced to pull out of his Bellator debut against Matt Secor as a result of suffering an undisclosed injury, as per Sherdog.com.
Koscheck (17-10) left the UFC and signed with Bellator last June, citing poor fighter pay and the Reebok deal as his main reasons for jumping ship. Koscheck has fought for the UFC since 2005, going 15-10 under the promotion’s banner. He is 0-5 in his last five bouts with his last victory being a split-decision over Mike Pierce back in 2012.
The TUF 1 alum and former UFC title challenger was meant to face Matt Secor in a headlining bout at Bellator 148. Secor is now left without an opponent and is not expected to remain on the card. Bellator 148 will now instead by headlined by a welterweight bout between Paul Daley and Andy Uhrich. The card also features a rematch between Paul Bradley and Chris Honeycutt, whose first fight ended in a no-contest due to an accidental headbutt.
Bellator 148 will take place on Jan. 29 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California.