UFC will not make their return to prime time network television until May 5, but already news has come out about a fight that will be featured at UFC on FOX 3.
Tim Burke at Bloody Elbow reports that Josh Koscheck will face off against Johny Hendricks at the event. The welterweight bout should figure out who will be next in line for a title shot at either current interim champion Carlos Condit or the rehabbing champ Georges St. Pierre.
Koscheck has deep Bay Area ties, as he trained at American Kickboxing Academy for years. He recently left the gym following his victory over Mike Pierce at UFC 143, the Feb. 4 event that saw Condit take home the interim title by defeating Nate Diaz.
Koscheck will take a 17-5 record into the fight against Hendricks. If Koscheck works his way back into title contention, it will be just his second shot at the title. He lost his only other title fight against St.-Pierre via unanimous decision in Montreal in December of 2010.
Hendricks last fought at UFC 141, where he knocked out another Bay Area fighter, Jon Fitch, in 12 seconds. Hendricks holds a 12-1 record and has never had a title fight in the UFC.