Josh Koscheck will make his Bellator MMA debut on Jan. 29, when he faces Matt Secor in the Bellator 148 main event at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., according to sources close to the situation.
Once an Ultimate Fighting Championship staple, Koscheck will enter the cage on a five-fight losing streak. The 37-year-old last fought at a UFC Fight Night event on March 21, when he submitted to a first-round guillotine choke from Erick Silva. Koscheck holds victories over former UFC champions Matt Hughes and Dave Menne, but he has not recorded a win in nearly four years. Secor, 29, has rattled off three straight victories. He last appeared at Bellator 144 in October, when he tapped Jeremie Holloway with a second-round Achilles lock.
In the Bellator 148 co-headliner, Paul Daley will collide with Andy Uhrich. Daley has won his last four fights, three of them finishes. Uhrich will ride into the match on a three-fight winning streak.