Josh Koscheck Vs. Paulo Thiago, UFC 95. Koscheck came into the bout after his stunning knockout of Yoshiyuki Yoshida at the UFC’s Fight for the Troops in December. Paulo Thiago entered the bout having not fought in the Octagon before but oh what a job he did.
The fight did not last too long, in fact most of the bout the U.K. crowd was booing because of a lack of action. Then it came. At 3:29 of the first round Koscheck got hit good. The punch knocked him directly to the ground wondering where he was. Referee Marc Goddard quickly stopped the fight which only lead to questioning from Koscheck.
The fight was fully standing and at 2:15 in the first round Koscheck connected, and it was a good connection too. Yoshida was clearly out of it on his feet but Koscheck threw in one more punch just to put Yoshida into lights out mode.
Josh Koscheck definitely impressed the troops who came out to see the event, he even impressed me. Once again Koscheck is another fighter that will be climbing back up that welterweight ladder since his recent drop after his loss to Alves less than two months ago.
Josh Koscheck (171) vs Yoshiyuki Yoshida (171) *Brodie Farber (174) VS Luigi Fioravanti (173.5)
Jonathan Goulet (171) VS Mike Swick (171)
Razak Al-Hassan (205) VS Steve Cantwell (206)
Nate Loughran (185) VS Tim Credeur (186)
Matt Wiman (156) VS Jim Miller (156)
Johnny Rees (169) VS Steve Bruno (171)
Brandon Wolff (170) VS Ben Saunders (170)
Dale Hartt (156) VS Corey Hill (155)
Justin McCully (228) VS Eddie Sanchez (246)
*Brodie Farber (174) VS Luigi Fioravanti (173.5)
*To be fought at 173-pound catchweight
Josh Koscheck Vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Jim Miller vs. Matt Wiman
Mike Swick Vs. Jonathan Goulet
UFC Fight Night 16 – “UFC Fights for the Troops” will be held this December 10th just outside of the Fort Briggs military base. The UFC recently confirmed the fight card for the event which features Josh Koscheck who was defeated at UFC 90 by Thiago Alves. Josh Koschack will be taking on Yoshiyuki Yoshida who is coming in with a nice fight streak. Yoshida’s last fight was at UFC 84 against War Machine (Jon Koppenhaver)
Here is the rest of the Ultimate Fight Night 16 fight card:
Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Jonathan Goulet vs. Mike Swick
Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Wiman
Razak Al-Hussan vs. Steve Cantwell
Tim Credeur vs. Nate Loughran
Brodie Farber vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Dale Hartt vs. Corey Hill
Ben Saunders vs. Brandon Wolff
Steve Bruno vs. Johnny Rees
Eddie Sanchez vs. Justin McCully