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Koscheck replaces Sanchez at UFC 90

Diego Sanchez has pulled out of his number one contender bout at UFC 90 on October 25 against Thiago Alves due to a torn rib cartilage.

Josh Koscheck, who was supposed to fight Yoshiyuki Yoshida in the main event of "UFC Fight For The Troops" on Dec. 10, has agreed to step in on less than two weeks notice.

TUF 1's Koscheck (11-2) will look to go 3-0 for 2008. He scored a TKO over Dustin Hazelett at UFC 82 and won via unanimous decision over Chris Lytle at UFC 86.

Pay-Per-View Bouts

185 lbs. | Anderson Silva vs. Patrick Cote
170 lbs. | Josh Koscheck vs. Thiago Alves
265 lbs. | Fabricio Werdum vs. Junior Dos Santos
155 lbs. | Sean Sherk vs. Tyson Griffin
155 lbs. | Rich Clementi vs. Gray Maynard

Preliminary Bouts

155 lbs. | Spencer Fisher vs. Shannon Gugerty
155 lbs. | Marcus Aurelio vs. Hermes Franca
170 lbs. | Josh Burkman vs. Pete Sell
185 lbs. | Matt Horwich vs. Dan Miller
185 lbs. | Thales Leites vs. Drew McFederies*

*not yet announced