Erik Koch wants to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 164 in August

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

Erik Koch is looking to rebound from a (technical) knockout loss to Ricardo Lamas earlier this year and feels a fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 164 in August would be the best option to help him get back on track.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Erik Koch is looking to get back into the winner's circle as soon as possible, and he believes Dustin Poirier is the man to help get him there.

After having his four-fight win-streak snapped in the form of a brutal knockout loss to Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FOX 6 earlier this year, "New Breed" is eager to return to the Octagon and already has a date, location and opponent in mind.

The UFC is traveling to Milwaukee, Wis., on Aug. 31, 2013 for UFC 164 and seeing as he trains out of Duke Roufus' gym in Milwaukee, Koch believes a match up with "The Diamond" at the event is a logical move for all parties involved.

"I want to fight Dustin Poirier," Koch said in an interview with CageFanatic. "That's just the fight I think it makes sense and it's the fight I want to happen, so hopefully that's the next one."

Koch (13-2), No. 9 in the official UFC rankings, was supposed to fight 145-pound champion Jose Aldo on two separate occasions in 2012, but both times the fight fell through and the 24-year-old instead fought Lamas.

Poirier (13-3), No. 7 in the official UFC rankings, burst through the door in the UFC by winning his first four bouts with the organization but has since fallen on hard times, losing two of his last three.

The two top featherweights were lined up to face each other once before at UFC 143 in Feb. 2012; however, an undisclosed injury to Koch forced him off the card and each man went his separate way.

Now a little over a year later and with both fighters coming off losses in high-profile bouts, their paths appear ready to cross again.

For more news and notes on UFC 164, check our complete event archive here.

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