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For those of you who saw UFC 95 last night on Spike TV, you may have been surprised to see Josh Koscheck get dropped by Paulo Thiago. Koscheck has stepped up his standup game tremendously over the past few years. His progression is outstanding and his confidence in his stand up noticeable. Although he’s been on a great path recently, you can never be too humble. Koscheck possibly wasn’t humble enough and caught a crazy highlight reel TKO and was out before hitting the mat. Here’s his behind the scenes reaction. Once he gets past his ego, he’ll learn from his mistakes.
Last night the UFC and Spike aired Fight for the Troops, a very honorable benefit for the US armed forces. Despite the constant nagging for donations (I wish there was some way to turn that off after you donated), the event was very exciting. The memorable and very thrilling fights of the night were:
Ben Saunders def. Brandon Wolff by TKO – 1:49 Round 1
Saunders put a hurting on Wolff, effectively using the muay thai clinch, even better than Anderson Silva vs Rich Franklin 1, and constantly landing solid head kicks when Wolff was able to escape the clinch.
Steve Cantwell def. Razak Al-Hassan by sub (Armbar) – 4:04 Round 1
Ever see a made break his arm completely backward at the elbow joint? Well if you saw the Cantwell vs Al-Hassan fight, you would have. I don’t know if it was due to complete stubbornness or somehow the inability to tap either verbally or physically, but Al-Hassan didn’t tap while in the armbar and well, tap it or snap it.
Mike Swick def. Jonathan Goulet by KO – 0:33 Round 1
Another Quick Swick KO, 10 seconds to drop Goulet, 23 more seconds of pounding.
Josh Koscheck def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida by KO at 2:15, R1
Koscheck has really stepped up his stand up. Koscheck landed a brutal KO on Yoshida, first stunning him / partial KO leaving Yoshida standing up and then bam! One more solid punch to leave his twitching on the mat. Brutal!
Koscheck checks his hair before the interview starts and then talks about his return to training at AKA just three days after loosing by decision to Thiago Alves. Less than two months since his loss, Koscheck will be matching up with Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC’s Fight For the Troops. He states that he’s been working his ass off training, he’s totally sick and tired of training and just wants to fight at this point, he’s ready. His opponent, he acknowledges is a tough fighter. Koscheck is worried that the American fans don’t realize how tough a fight this is going to be for Josh. Although Yoshiyuki Yoshida is great at Judo, he’s not afraid of the clinch, however, he will use his footwork and punches to avoid the threat of the clinch. Josh states that his training at American Top Team has helped him grow greatly as a fighter and he now has well rounded skills, he’s no longer just a wrestler.
Josh Koscheck was very humble regarding his UFC 90 loss to Thiago Alves. He states that Thiago was the better fighter and that’s that, no excuses. He gave it 100% to the end, but Thiago just had it better. Koscheck states that he will be back December 10th and he guarantee’s that he will put on an exciting fight, that I’m sure of…
ESPN interviews Josh Koscheck regarding his UFC 86 fight tomorrow night with Chris Lytle. Koscheck states that he can’t say anything bad about Lytle, he’s a real standup fighter. Josh is looking to come out and dominate the fight.
Koscheck responds by saying that he had to think about fighting Koscheck for a second. He’s been fighting really well and punishing people and it made him think for a second. Overall, Chris says, expect the best fight of the night.
Josh Koscheck has a cameo appearance in Chevelle’s “I Get It” music video. The video has been featured on MTV and MTV 2 many times already. Fast forward a bit to see him bust in on a dude and drop punches.
The results of last night (UFC 74) Fights are posted below, along with some UFC 74 video clips and highlights that were already posted to youtube and such. Check out the results below the videos (down), just in case you want to see what happened first.
Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Georges St Pierre vs Josh Koscheck
Roger Huerta vs Alberto Crane
Kendall Grove vs Patrick Cote
And the results are….
Patrick Cote wins via KO – R1 (4:45)
Joe Stevenson wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Roger Huerta wins via TKO – R3 (1:50)
Georges St. Pierre wins via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Randy Couture wins via TKO – R3 (1:37)
- LW: Clay Guida (155 lbs) def. Marcus Aurelio (155 lbs) via split decision – 3 rounds
- MW: Thales Leites (186 lbs) def. Ryan Jensen (185 lbs) via submission (armbar) – R1 (3:47)
- HW: Frank Mir (255 lbs) def. Antoni Hardonk (244 lbs) via submission (kimura) – R1 (1:17)
- LH: Renato “Babalu” Sobral (204 lbs) def. David Heath (205 lbs) via submission (anaconda choke) – R3 (3:30)