UFC 74: Georges St. Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck a Real Possibility A UFC 74 event is rumored to take place Aug. 25, and based on recent statements and some off-the-record conversations that UFCjunkie.com has had with reliable sources, a main-card bout between former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and rising contender Josh Koscheck could be a real possibility. The intriguing matchup of 170-pounders would have obvious and immediate repercussions in the UFC’s welterweight division. St. Pierre lost his belt during his first-ever title defense earlier this month to Matt Serra at UFC 69. The Canadian, however, will have to wait to get it back; fellow former champ Matt Hughes is expected to get the first shot at Serra’s title in September. Hughes, the UFC’s longtime welterweight champ and a sure-fire UFC Hall of Famer, lost his belt to St. Pierre at UFC 65 after a legendary run of title defenses. He made his return to the Octagon in March with a dominating (if not exciting) unanimous-decision win over The Ultimate Fighter 4 welterweight runner-up Chris Lytle at UFC 68. UFC president Dana White recently stated that Hughes would be next in line for a title shot, most likely in September. With Hughes and Serra tied up with that fight, the door opens for a bout between the division’s top contenders. UFCjunkie.com recently mentioned a report that stated St. Pierre would next fight in August, though his opponent wasn’t immediately known. However, after a little digging, we’ve learned that both camps seem fairly convinced that a St. Pierre-Koscheck bout will take place to crown a top contender, who should then face that winner of Serra-Hughes. “Call it a gut feeling,” said one source. “If I were a gambling man, I’d venture to say St. Pierre already knows who he’s fighting next.” That opponent, of course, would be Koscheck, who scored an upset of bitter rival Diego Sanchez earlier this month at UFC 69. The unanimous-decision victory leapfrogged Koscheck in the welterweight rankings. In fact, at one time, it was thought that the winner of that battle of The Ultimate Fighter cast members would get an immediate title match. Instead, Koscheck would have to take a detour through St. Pierre, who would surely be his toughest test to date. The potential matchup could be one of the biggest draws at UFC 74, which is also expected to feature a main event of UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture vs. the winner of this weekend’s UFC 70 main event between Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and underdog Gabriel Gonazaga.