29 Facts About Erik Koch

1.

Erik Jon Koch was born on October 4,1988 and is an American mixed martial artist who competed in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Erik Koch was scheduled to fight Wagnney Fabiano at WEC 43 on September 2,2009, but was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an undisclosed injury while training.

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3.

Erik Koch was defeated by WEC newcomer Chad Mendes via unanimous decision on March 6,2010 at WEC 47.

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4.

Erik Koch rebounded from his first professional loss as he faced Bendy Casimir on June 20,2010 at WEC 49.

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5.

Erik Koch was expected to face Josh Grispi on November 11,2010 at WEC 52.

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6.

Erik Koch defeated promotional newcomer Francisco Rivera via first-round TKO, earning Knockout of the Night honors.

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7.

Erik Koch was expected to face Cub Swanson on March 3,2011 at UFC Live: Sanchez vs Kampmann.

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8.

Erik Koch faced Raphael Assuncao at UFC 128, replacing the injured Manvel Gamburyan.

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9.

Erik Koch won the fight via first round knockout, earning Knockout of the Night honors.

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10.

Erik Koch was expected to face Cub Swanson on July 2,2011 at UFC 132.

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11.

Erik Koch faced The Ultimate Fighter 12 winner Jonathan Brookins on September 17,2011 at UFC Fight Night 25.

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12.

Erik Koch was expected to face Dustin Poirier on February 4,2012 at UFC 143.

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13.

However, Erik Koch pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Ricardo Lamas, who was then replaced by Max Holloway due to injury as well.

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14.

Erik Koch was expected to face Jose Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship on July 21,2012, at UFC 149.

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15.

Erik Koch was expected to face Jose Aldo on October 13,2012 at UFC 153 for the UFC Featherweight Championship.

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16.

However, Erik Koch was forced out of the bout with another injury and replaced by Frankie Edgar.

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17.

Erik Koch faced Ricardo Lamas on January 26,2013 at UFC on Fox 6.

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18.

Erik Koch faced Daron Cruickshank on May 10,2014 at UFC Fight Night 40.

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19.

Erik Koch lost the fight via TKO due to a head kick and punches in the first round.

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20.

Erik Koch was expected to face Ramsey Nijem on July 25,2015 at UFC on Fox 16.

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21.

However, Erik Koch was forced from the bout with injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Andrew Holbrook.

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22.

Erik Koch was expected to face Drew Dober on January 2,2016 at UFC 195.

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23.

Erik Koch was expected to face Joe Proctor on May 29,2016 at UFC Fight Night 88.

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24.

Erik Koch was expected to face Tony Martin on January 15,2017 at UFC Fight Night 103.

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25.

Erik Koch faced Clay Guida on June 25,2017 at UFC Fight Night 112.

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26.

Erik Koch faced Bobby Green on January 27,2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacare vs Brunson 2.

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27.

Erik Koch was scheduled to face promotional newcomer Dwight Grant in a welterweight bout on December 15,2018 at UFC on Fox 31.

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28.

Erik Koch faced Kyle Stewart on July 27,2019 at UFC 240 in a welterweight bout.

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29.

Erik Koch was suspended by USADA for 18 months for testing positive for 3'-hydroxy-stanozolol, a metabolite of stanozolol, as the result of a urine sample collected on October 3,2020.

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