Erik Koch reportedly set to meet Drew Dober at UFC 203 in Cleveland

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Erik Koch had an impressive return to the Octagon last month after two years out of the cage, and he’s already got his next assignment.

According to a report from, Koch is set to face Drew Dober at UFC 203, coming to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Sept. 10.

The 27-year-old Koch submitted Shane Campbell in that return fight at UFC Fight Night 88, getting his first win since February of 2014. Dober got back in the win column himself in his last fight in January, defeating Scott Holtzman by decision. That came after a submission loss to Efrain Escudero in his previous fight last June.

UFC 203 will be headlined by the UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem, and marks their first ever trip to the city.

[Photo (c) Joshua Dahl via USA Today Sports]

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