87.6
TKO (Punches)
4:42
      Koscheck started this fight by running across the cage, and then he just stopped. From there, they circled around each other, trading punches, with Koscheck missing with most of his shots, and Alonso was clipping him with some pretty solid counter punches. The referee paused the fight halfway through, and warned both fighters for holding their fingers straight out. Koscheck seemed to ignore the warning. Koscheck received another warning for his open hands. The referee warned Koscheck again, and then Alonso nearly dropped Koscheck with some punches. Alonso followed up with some more punches, Koscheck finally dropped, Alonso unloaded on him with some hammerfists, Koscheck turtled up, and the referee stopped the fight. That was a pretty big win for Alonso, but it continues Koscheck's 6-Fight losing streak, so really, what was this win worth for Alonso? I have no idea. Koscheck has looked like shit for the past 5 years, so I'm not really sure why he's still fighting at this point to be honest.
90.8
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
4:21
      Wow... That really sucks for Koscheck... As usual, he looked pretty decent in this fight, but Silva kind of kicked his ass with strikes, and eventually choked him out with a guillotine in the first round. So... This makes 5 straight losses for Koscheck. I understand that he is sort of a "UFC Fighter 4 Life" or whatever, but holy shit man, I think the lifespan of his career is tapping out. Granted, he ONLY fights top guys, so... I'll cut him a little bit of slack there, but 5 straight losses is pretty bad, and has to be heartbreaking, considering he was a title contender before that downward spiral. Erick Silva on the other hand, looked awesome, and this probably puts him somewhere in the Top 10 at 170.
89.9
Submission (North-South Choke)
9:20
      Well, this was an interesting fight to put this late on this card, considering Koscheck hasn't fought in the past couple of years, and this loss puts him on a 4-Fight losing streak, which means he's PROBABLY finished in the UFC at this point. Ellenberger though, was also on a 3-Fight losing streak coming into this fight, so this was a pretty huge VERY NECESSARY win for Ellenberger. The first round was kind of "Meh, whatever..." The end of the second round though, had Ellenberger locking on a TIGHT guillotine/front-naked choke, or some bullshit, which looked like it was about to snap Koscheck's neck off, as Koscheck was shooting for a takedown. Once they hit the ground, Ellenberger applied the pressure of that North-South choke, and almost put Koscheck to sleep. I've never seen so much slobber come out of a fighter's mouth in a fight, Koscheck was literally foaming at the mouth as he tapped out. Congrats to Ellenberger for securing his first victory via submission in the UFC.
90.4
KO (Punches)
4:38
      BAM! That's what I'm talkin' about! Both guys came out swinging, throwing heavy punches, the fight went to the ground at one point, Woodley ended up on top, but they were brought back to their feet eventually. After some more gun slinging, Woodley countered a punch, knocking Koscheck to his knees, and he followed that with a couple more punches to the temple, knocking Koscheck unconscious near the end of the first round. Awesome win for Tyron Woodley. I think this makes 3 losses in a row for Koscheck though, so does he still have a job? I have no idea.
90.9
TKO (Punches)
3:57
      This had the makings of a great fight, but it ended prematurely, for sure. Josh Koscheck took Lawler to the ground early, with a Bill Goldberg style spear. Once they were on the ground, Koscheck controlled the fight for a couple of minutes. Eventually Lawler got on top, and rained down a handful of HUGE punches, bouncing Koscheck's head off the canvas. The referee stopped the fight, but clearly Koscheck was not even close to being out. Sure, he was getting his ass kicked, but they definitely shouldn't have stopped the fight. Either way, both guys looked good, so I wouldn't mind seeing a rematch sooner than later.
88.8
Decision (Split)
15:00
      Wooooooooo! I wanted Hendricks to win this fight, but after scoring all 3 rounds, I gave it JUST BARELY to Josh Koscheck. The judges gave it to Hendricks via split-decision, so BOOYOW! I'm looking forward to seeing him continue to climb the ladder. As far as I was concerned, Hendricks won the fight EXCEPT for the takedown at the end of the third round, where Koscheck racked up some points there. Ultimately though, Hendricks had better striking through the entire fight, so he deserves the win. Good fight overall.
88.4
Decision (Split)
15:00
      This fight couldn't have really been any closer. Going into it, I wanted Koscheck to win, but by the end of the fight, I gave the fight to Pierce by 1/10th of a point. In the end, Koscheck won via split-decision. Really it could have gone either way, and neither guy really looked like he wanted to end the fight at all, both guys were way too tentative. So yeah, lame fight, Koscheck wins.
91.9
KO (Punches)
4:59
      I have mixed feelings about this fight. I wanted Josh Koscheck to win, because I really don't like Hughes, but I sort of don't like Koscheck either, so I wasn't really sure what I wanted to happen. Hughes won about 95% of the first round, outboxing Koscheck the entire time, which was pretty crazy, but at the end of the round, Koscheck knocked Hughes to the ground, and destroyed his head, hammer fisting Hughes's face against the mat, until eventually he went unconscious. BRUTAL ending by Koscheck, solid fight overall, and the end was kind of emotional for Hughes, as he refused to retire. Interesting event.
90.5
Decision
25:00
      You're not going to believe this, but... GSP just beat the shit out of Josh Koscheck, I KNOW, RIGHT!?! SUCH A SURPRISE! But yeah, this fight was basically just GSP moving around the octagon, and throwing a left jab, and Josh Koscheck's right eye turning into a plum. GSP clearly won all 5 rounds, there is no disputing that, and Koscheck was mature about the defeat. Good fight overall, but as usual, I would have liked to see a finish.
86.6
Decision
15:00
      What the fuck was that? This fight was a disaster. Josh Koscheck took Daley down in every round, slammed him, threw him across the octagon, etc... Basically, Koscheck wins. The more interesting shit though, is all of the illegal action going on. Daley threw an OBVIOUSLY intentional knee to Koscheck's head while Koscheck was CLEARLY on the ground in the first round (and missed), Koscheck dramatically acted like he was going to die, HE DIDN'T EVEN GET HIT WITH THE FUCKING KNEE, but still, that was fucked up for Daley to even throw that. Top top it off, after the third round ended, and both fighters were supposed to walk back to their corners, Daley threw the most blatant sucker punch I've ever seen in MMA (about 10 seconds AFTER the bell) so there is no way he can even act like he didn't realize the fight was over or whatever. This fight was fucking ridiculous. *throws papers up in the air and walks out of room*
90.8
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
9:47
      This was a dirty fight on all accounts. The first round was ok, but was stopped short due to an illegal knee to the face while Koscheck was on the ground (Johnson threw a knee & poked him in the eye). So the fight was stopped for a few minutes while Koscheck over-reacted to the event. Koscheck ended up taking Johnson to the ground at the end of the first round, so I gave him that round. The second round was more of the same, but this time Koscheck poked Johnson in the eye twice. (I wish I could rephrase that somehow, because it would have been funny if Koscheck poked Anthony in the eye with his Johnson... or something... RIGHT!?! HA HA HA!) Oh well... The fight ended near the end of the second round, when Koscheck locked on a rear-naked choke, which Johnson looked like he had absolutely no defense for. Haven't you ever seen a rear-naked choke man!?! Whatever... Koscheck looked solid, and he called out Dan Hardy after this fight was over.
91.5
TKO (Punches)
1:25
      Frank Trigg is making his return back from fighting in other organizations! Josh Koscheck is back from his foot injury! Koscheck broke his foot again, but this time, he broke it off in Frank Trigg's ass! The fight started slow, but about a minute in, Koscheck connected with a HUGE right hand, knocking Trigg on his ass, Koscheck then followed that with some POWERFUL and expertly timed punches to the chin of Trigg, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Trigg thought it was a bad stoppage, BUT COME ON, if he would have continued, Koscheck would have broke Trigg's jaw. So yeah, good stoppage, and excellent show by Koscheck as he climbs back up the ranks.
88.2
TKO (Punches)
3:29
      This fight kind of sucked. It started off slow, with both guys standing, and Koscheck was picking Thiago apart with his striking. Suddenly, Thiago threw an uppercut followed by a hook, and Koscheck went down. Was he knocked out? I'm not really sure to be honest, and the crowd seemed irritated, but ultimately, the record books show Paulo Thiago knocking out Josh Koscheck in his UFC debut.
89.7
KO (Punch)
2:15
      This fight started out kind of slow, but it featured 2 of my favorite fighters in the welterweight division, so I was still looking forward to it. After dancing around for a little while, throwing random strikes, Koscheck eventually landed a huge right hand that knocked Yoshida out (but he didn't fall down yet), so Koscheck threw another HUGE right hand which knocked Yoshida out cold. Brutal KO.
91.4
Decision
15:00
      Wow. Josh Koscheck got knocked the fuck out in the first round, but somehow recovered. Koscheck also lost both of his legs due to leg kicks in the third round, but he still kept fighting. Koscheck has an INSANE amount of heart, but ultimately, without being able to take Alves to the ground AT ALL during the fight, Thiago Alves won the fight due to unanimous decision, by dominating Koscheck on the feet.
90.9
Decision
15:00
      OH MAN... This might have been the first fight that I've seen, that actually made me stand up screaming "Stop the fight! Lytle's face is going to die!!!" Chris Lytle's face was a bloody mess from Koscheck's evil ground & pound... The first round was pretty close, I almost gave it to Lytle for doing a great job boxing, but Koscheck finished the round by taking Lytle to the ground, and beat him up a little bit there... Close round... The last 2 rounds though, were 100% Koscheck, taking Lytle to the ground, and brutally beating him into a bloody pulp... It sucks that Lytle lost, because he's an awesome guy, but Koscheck was clearly the better fighter... Koscheck wins by unanimous decision...
92.7
TKO (Head Kick & Punches)
6:24
      Wow... This was an amazing undercard fight... Dustin Hazelett pretty much owned the first round, showing excellent striking on the feet, great knees & kicks & punches... Near the end of the first round, Koscheck unleashed a brilliant takedown, shooting across the octagon, and running through Hazelett like a train, but Hazelett was able to sink in the triangle choke immediately once they hit the floor, and that's how the first round ended, Koscheck was saved by the bell... The second round looked like it'd be more of the same, but Koscheck was able to land a huge left high kick, which nearly knocked out Hazelett, and he followed that up with some ground & pound, forcing the referee to stop the fight... Josh Koscheck pulls out another impressive victory against a game opponent in Dustin Hazelett...
91.4
Decision
15:00
      Man, I can't believe that I predicted against Georges St. Pierre... GSP is one of my favorite fighters, and I really dislike Koscheck, so I WANTED GSP to win, but I just had a bad feeling about this one... Luckily for me, GSP is my hero, and any concerns that I might have had, were washed away when GSP dominated Koscheck's wrestling skills... GSP showed superior striking, wrestling & submission skills, leading to a unanimous decision after 3 rounds of working over Koscheck... Good show by GSP, and I'd like to see him maybe have one more fight before going for the belt again... As for Koscheck, I don't really care what they do with him...
78.7
Decision
15:00
      Well that was some bullshit... So basically, this was the most hyped fight on the card, even though it wasn't the main event (due to the lack of a title), it was the only fight that really had any bad blood behind it... Diego Sanchez & Josh Koscheck HATE each other, and wanted to kill each other... Diego even nearly threw Koscheck off the stage at the weigh-ins the day before... With that being said, neither guy brought their A game, they barely even brought their B games... This was a C-Grade fight, and it was lame as shit... Lots of circling, lots of walking around, NOTHING ground related (which both of the guys are for the most part, ground fighters)... It was just a weak ass striking fight, with hardly any strikes thrown at all... It was a bunch of bullshit... Koscheck took Diego down once at the end of round one, and landed a couple of decent punches on Diego's head, so I gave the fight to Koscheck, and so did everybody else... Boring fight... Koscheck wins by unanimous decision...
87.9
Decision
15:00
      This was a pretty good fight... The highlights really all revolved around Josh Koscheck & his double leg takedowns... He would just shoot in like a torpedo, and then drive Joslin to the ground with ease... There were a few solid sprawls on the part of Joslin in an attempt to block the takedowns, but he was never really successful... Joslin attempted a few submissions during the fight, and displayed some pretty solid striking, but overall, he was just outmatched by Koscheck... This fight (along with all of the other fights so far tonight) ended with a unanimous decision victory, with the win going to Josh Koscheck...
86.7
Submission (Punches)
4:10
      This was actually a surprisingly solid fight... Josh Koscheck is known for his boring lay & pray style, where he just takes the guy down, and holds him there, and never finishes anything... Well, with Goulet, it was obvious from the start that Goulet had the slight advantage on his feet, even though Koscheck has obviously been working on his stand up... It was only a matter of time before Koscheck took Goulet to the ground, and locked on the guillotine choke, but Goulet just WOULD NOT TAP... So I guess you have to get credit to Goulet for that... But eventually, Koscheck decided to give up the submission attempts, and go for some ground & pound, and he was beating the shit out of Goulet, and eventually ended the fight, mounted on Goulet's back, throwing bombs with both hands, to the sides of Goulet's head... The referee had to stop the fight, and I'm not sure if it was just his call, or if Goulet tapped out due to punches... Either way, Koscheck won the fight deservedly, and I'm actually looking forward to seeing if Koscheck can keep up this level of excitement during his next few fights... If so, he could eventually be a contender for the welterweight belt... Josh Koscheck wins by TKO early in the first round...
88.8
Decision
15:00
      The fact that Dave Menne was once the UFC Middleweight Champion, still makes me laugh when I think about it. With that being said, this entire fight consisted of Koscheck taking Menne to the ground with ease in every round, pinning him against the cage, and smashing his face with punches & hammerfists. Josh Koscheck is quite the brute, and I'm sort of shocked that Menne still has a place in the UFC at all at this point. It's been almost 4 years since his last UFC fight, and he probably should have stayed away.
89.7
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
3:29
      Josh Koscheck came out swinging, and then showed off his wrestling skills, outworking Chalangov on the ground, but Chalangov tried to lock on a guillotine, which Koscheck was able to escape fairly easily, and then after some more scrambling, and a decent wrestling match, Koscheck locked on the rear-naked choke forcing the tap for the submission victory. Great win for Josh Koscheck.
92.0
Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
14:38
      This was a great fuckin' fight... I always hated Koscheck on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, but it's impossible to deny that this guy is one of the best conditioned athletes to ever step foot into the UFC Octagon... He pretty much killed Drew Fickett for 3 rounds straight, until the end of the match, when Fickett threw a lightning fast knee to Koscheck's head, and then he locked on the rear-naked choke in the last few seconds... Great fucking fight, and extremely surprising ending... Good shit, I hope these guys both get to stay in the UFC...
89.1
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
1:53
      Josh Koscheck pretty much dominated this fight. He took Spratt to the ground without much of a fight, and once they were there, Koscheck got on his back, Spratt stood up, Koscheck locked on a rear-naked choke, Spratt fell backwards, and was forced to tap out. Koscheck wins via submission early in the first round.
90.9
KO (Punch)
4:21
      BOOM! This fight was pretty great. Koscheck took Sanford to the ground pretty easily, and once they were on the ground, he pounded the shit out of him, eventually knocking him unconscious with a big right hand, and then he punched him 5 more times before the referee was able to stop the fight. Pretty great debut by Josh Koscheck!
90.4
Decision (Split)
15:00
      These guys traded some big punches to start the first round, but neither fighter was really landing with anything significant, but they were were throwing big stuff. Koscheck sort of secured a taekdown halfway through the round, but Sanchez popped right back up. They clinched, and Koscheck slammed the shit out of Sanchez, but Sanchez popped back up again and started cranking for a guillotine choke. Koscheck popped his head out, and continued to wrestle the shit out of Sanchez until the end of the round. That was a close round, but I scored it for Koscheck based on his wrestling, since I didn't think Diego's chokes really came very close to finishing at all.
     They both came out throwing violence at each other to start the second round, and Sanchez landed some really good shots. They continued to trade violent strikes for a good portion of the second round, with Koscheck still working for takedowns, while Sanchez looked pretty comfortable just blasting him with punches & knees. Koscheck took Diego down halfway through the round, and Sanchez immediately started working for a triangle choke, and then transitioned into an armbar, but Koscheck easily popped out of that. Koscheck held top position for most of the round, but Sanchez probably did more damage overall. I really have no idea how to score this fight going into the third round, as it has split-decision written all over it.
     They continued to fight aggressively, at a fast pace going into the third round, with Koscheck taking Sanchez down again, where he beat him up for the first half of the round with short punches. The referee stood them back up with half a round to go. Koscheck looked exhausted, but he still shot for another takedown, and almost had it, but Sanchez sat on his head and then stood back up. Koscheck drove through another hard takedown with 90 seconds left in the round. In the end, I really feel like Koscheck should have won this fight, at least 29-28, maybe even 30-27, and I WANTED Sanchez to win, so the fact that the judges gave the fight to Sanchez via split-decision is a little weird to me. I'm glad he won, but Koscheck probably got screwed a little bit here.
87.5
Decision
10:00
      This fight had quite a bit of hype going into it, with the assumption that Leben would maul Koscheck. The fight started kind of slow, as Leben looked surprisingly timid. 90 seconds in, he sort of rushed in with some punches, Koscheck ducked down, shot for a takedown, and brought Leben to the ground without too much trouble. Koscheck pressed him toward the fence, and beat him up with some short punches to the body for a while. The referee stood them back up with 45 seconds left in the round. Leben threw some big punches, had trouble connecting, and Koscheck took him back down again with a nice scoop slam to end the round. Round one goes to Koscheck based on his wrestling. Neither fighter really did any damage though.
     They traded a few strikes to start the second round, and then Koscheck scored another takedown 90 seconds into the round. Leben went for a Kimura with 2 minutes left in the round, but that didn't go very far. For the most part, the entire round had Koscheck on top, grinding Leben to a pretty clear unanimous decision victory. Congrats to Koscheck for a solid win, over a tough opponent, but this fight really wasn't a very great fight.