The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday confirmed a report by MMAWeekly.com that
"There is nothing worse than having a great fight and then having one of the fighters drop out at the last second," said UFC President
Koscheck had already been training for a fight on the
Though he had prepared for Sanchez, Alvez doesn't appear to be all that bothered by the change in opponents, relishing the chance to fight Koscheck instead.
"Josh Koscheck is a great fighter and I think he's an even better matchup for me," said Alves. "I'm looking forward to fighting him, and I'm gonna knock him out."