Erik Koch vs. Raphael Assuncao Targeted for UFC 128

According to MMA Weekly:
Just days after Erik Koch and Raphael Assuncao lost opponents, it appears the UFC is putting the featherweights together for a bout on the UFC 128 undercard instead.

While no bout agreements have been issued for the fight, sources indicated to MMAWeekly.com that both Koch and Assuncao have been approached about the fight, and have at least agreed verbally to meet on March 19 at UFC 128.
Erik "New Breed" Koch (11-1)
Win Francisco Rivera - TKO (Head Kick and Punches) WEC 52
Win Bendy Casimir - Submission (Triangle Choke) WEC 49
Loss Chad Mendes - Decision (Unanimous) WEC 47
Raphael Assuncao (16-3)
Win L.C. Davis - Decision (Unanimous) WEC 52
Loss Diego Nunes - Decision (Split) WEC 49
Loss Urijah Faber - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) WEC 46

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Mar 19th, live on Pay-per-view from Newark, N.J.
Main card:
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Jon Jones [LW title]
Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland
Jim Miller vs. Kamal Shalorus
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Nate Marquardt
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Brendan Schaub

On Spike TV:
Luiz Cane vs. Eliot Marshall
Edson Barboza vs. Anthony Njokuani

Preliminary card:
Ricardo Almeida vs. Mike Pyle
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Gleison Tibau
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian Loveland
Erik Koch vs. Raphael Assuncao
Nick Catone vs. Dan Miller
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