Koscheck will take on Matt Secor in his promotion debut at Bellator 148 on Jan. 29 in Fresno, Calif., it was announced Monday morning. Daley meets Andy Uhrich on the same card. MMA Mad was the first to report the Koscheck-Secor fight last week. Koscheck and Daley have a long standing feud.
Koscheck (17-10) signed with Bellator in June after a long run with the UFC that included a spot on The Ultimate Fighter 1. The Fresno area resident has lost five straight, albeit against mostly elite opponents in the welterweight division. Koscheck, 37, owns career wins over Matt Hughes, Anthony Johnson, Diego Sanchez and, of course, Daley. He lost in a UFC welterweight title fight to Georges St-Pierre in 2010.
Daley (37-13-2) has won four in a row in MMA, but was last seen beating Fernado Gonzalez in a GLORY kickboxing match at Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1 in September. The decorated kickboxer knocked out Matt Olson in the second round in an MMA fight in July. The former UFC and Strikeforce fighter has only two losses since 2011. Daley, 32, fell to Koscheck in 2010 and famously took a swing at him after the bell, causing Daley to be cut from the UFC.
Uhrich (11-5) has won three straight, most recently in Titan FC. The 29-year-old is a veteran of the FightMaster Bellator reality show.
No other fights have been announced for Bellator 148. It will make the promotion's first trip to Fresno since Alexander Shlemenko knocked out Melvin Manhoef back in February at Bellator 133 and then popped for elevated levels of testosterone. Shlemenko.