Koscheck is widely known for his fights against Georges St-Pierre and Paul Daley and it’s no secret that Daley is on his radar.
The 39-year-old “Kos” is currently in the midst of a five-fight losing streak. He hasn’t fought since losing to Erick Silva in March 2015 and is looking to generate some momentum with an impressive win over the 36-year-old Alonso.
Alonso has a single Bellator bout of experience, but the Brazilian is enjoying a two-fight win streak.
Bellator 172 is scheduled for Feb 18. at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Fedor Emelianenko takes on Matt Mitrione in the main event. It can be seen live and free on SPIKE TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT with prelims streamed on Bellator.com.
The current card is:
Fedor Emelianenko (36-4-0) vs Matt Mitrione (11-5-0)
Josh Koscheck (17-10-0) vs Mauricio Alonso (12-7-0, 1NC)
Josh Thomson (22-8-0) vs Patricky Freire (16-8-0)
Check Kongo (25-10-2) vs Oil Thompson (17-9-0)
Anatoly Took (24-3-0) vs Francisco France (13-4-1)
James Terry (18-9-0) vs David Douglas (9-7-0)
Nikko Jackson (1-1-0) vs Cesar Gonzalez (0-1-0)
Juan Cardenas (1-0-0) vs Luis Vargas (0-1-0)
Danasabe Mohammed (5-1-0) vs Carlos Eduardo Rocha (9-4-0)
Anthony Do (4-1-0) vs Bobby Escalante (4-5-0)
Matt Ramirez (1-2-0) vs Jeremy Murphy (3-3-0)
J.J. Okanovich (3-1-0) vs Paradise Vaovasa (5-1-0)
Justin Tenedora (0-0-0) vs Roque Reyes (0-3-0)