Sources have confirmed to MMA Junkie that the rumored bout between returning welterweight contender Frank Trigg and perennial threat Josh Koscheck will indeed take place at UFC 103 (September 19th, Dallas); bout agreements have been sent out are expected to be signed shortly. Though his last two UFC appearances resulted in first-round rear-naked choke losses to Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre, Trigg is now on a four-fight win streak, including wins over Edwin Dewees and Falaniko Vitale. Koscheck is coming off an upset knockout loss against Paulo Thiago to UFC 95 in February, and needs a win to still be considered one of the best 170-pounders in the division.
UFC 103 will come just three days after UFC Fight Night 19 (September 16th, Oklahoma City), which will serve as a lead-in to the season premiere of For the Love of Kimbo.
In other fight-booking news…
— Ben Rothwell will be making his Affliction return at "Trilogy" (August 1st, Anaheim) against 6-0 up-and-comer Chase Gormley, who holds notable wins over Jon Murphy and Eric Pele. Rothwell’s last appearance was a first-round TKO over Chris Guillen at Adrenaline MMA II.
— Japanese bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki, whose five-rounder against Miguel Torres at WEC 40 became an instant Fight of the Year candidate, will be looking to score his first win in the U.S. against Jeff Curran at WEC 42 (August 9th, Las Vegas). Curran has lost his last three fights against Urijah Faber, Mike Brown, and Joseph Benavidez. WEC 42 will be headlined by the bantamweight title fight between Miguel Torres and Brian Bowles.