Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank at UFC Fight Night 40



A lightweight showdown between Erik Koch and Daron Cruickshank has been slated for UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati.

Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank at UFC Fight Night 40

UFC officials announced the match-up on Thursday.

Koch (14-3) made his UFC lightweight debut at UFC 170 and finished Rafaello Oliveira in spectacular fashion in the very first round. The move to lightweight came after losing two in a row at featherweight.

Cruickshank (14-4) made his start inside the Octagon after a stint on The Ultimate Fighter and won his first two fights. He has since gone on a roller-coaster of wins and losses. Most recently Cruickshank knocked out Mike Rio by spinning wheel kick at UFC on FOX 10 in January.

No word as to where the Koch vs. Cruickshank bout will placed on the UFC Fight Night 40 fight card.

UFC Fight Night will go down on May 10 from Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena.

(Koch photo by Ed Mulholland for

Stay tuned right here at MMA Sucka for more live streams as well as videos highlighting the top fighters, commentators, coaches, promoters and other names in MMA and combat sports. We also bring you great offers on the latest MMA products and merchandise. You can also subscribe to our youtube channel for regular updates and all the latest fight news. You can also check out our sister site, at for the latest from the world of MMA and other combat sports.

Share this article

Jeremy Brand started up this lovechild called back in 2009. It began as a hobby project and has turned into much more. In his spare time, you can find Jeremy on the mats, as he is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.