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Josh Koscheck

Josh "Kos" Koscheck

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  • Given Name: Josh D. Koscheck
  • Professional MMA Record: 17-8-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Kos
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1977.11.30
  • Last Fight: November 16, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Dethrone Base Camp
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $929,000 USD
  • Born: Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Fresno, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • Head Coach: Bob Cook
  • Other Coaches: N/A

Josh Koscheck Wiki Update Wiki

Welterweight UFC fighter Josh Koscheck is one of the promotion’s top athletes and, in many people’s eyes, a glimpse at the future composition of an elite MMA warrior. Koscheck began his mixed martial arts career as a virtually one-dimensional fighter, possessing an extraordinary pedigree in collegiate wrestling – Koscheck was a four time NCAA All-American – and next to no additional martial arts knowledge. From that starting point, Koscheck worked tirelessly at San Jose, California’s American Kickboxing Academy to transform himself into a complete martial artist with a highly combustible striking game and a set of submission skills sufficient to choke out Pete Spratt, Ansar Chalangov and, most notably, the fast-rising Anthony Johnson. As a result of hard work, self-discipline and extraordinary athleticism, the “mere” wrestler now boasts some of the UFC’s most replayed knockouts. 


Koschek’s first serious disappointment inside the cage came in his August 2007 bout against welterweight kingpin Georges St. Pierre at UFC 74, in a fight in which St-Pierre first displayed the extraordinary wrestling that has since come to define him. Koscheck was neutralized and unprepared for adapting to a superior display of wrestling from another fighter, a feat many thought impossible. Koscheck had conceded on more than one occasion that he was rarely training his wrestling in an all-out effort to raise his striking, and the mistake cost him. Koscheck would rebound from the loss with back to back wins over Dustin Hazelett (TKO) at UFC 82 and Chris Lytle (Decision) at UFC 86. However, Koscheck would drop a unanimous decision to Thiago Alves at UFC 90, halting Koscheck's re-ascension and giving Alves a shot at the welterweight title.


Koscheck would rebound with a Knockout of the Night performance against Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFN 16: Fight For The Troops, which featured a Tekken-like finish on Japan’s Yoshida, who was too stunned to cover up as Koscheck delivered a final overhand right with all his might. In Koscheck's next fight, he would lose to Paulo Thiago by knockout at UFC 95. The fight did not end without controversy as Koscheck argued that he did not lose consciousness. Again, Koscheck rebounded from the defeat with a TKO win over UFC veteran and former title contender, Frank Trigg at UFC 103, followed by a dual Fight of the Night  (FOTN and SOTN) bonus RNC victory over Anthony Johnson at UFC 106.


The back to back wins gave Koscheck a title eliminator fight against British striker Paul Daley, where the winner would not only receive a title shot, but the opportunity to coach opposite UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St. Pierre on The Ultimate Fighter. Koscheck would win the fight via unanimous decision. At the conclusion of the fight, Daley, frustrated by the loss, proceeded over to Koscheck's corner and delivered a sucker punch. A move which ended Daley's career with the UFC.


At the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter 12 season, Koscheck fought St. Pierre at UFC 124 in a mostly stand up fight. St. Pierre repeatedly used his jab and severely damaged Koscheck's right eye, giving St. Pierre a unanimous decision victory. As he has repeatedly done in the past, Koscheck rebounded at UFC 135 with a 1st round KO win over former UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes, followed by a split decision victory over Mike Pierce at UFC 143.


Riding the momentum of back to back wins, Koscheck faced fast-rising welterweight contender, Johny Hendricks at UFC on FOX 3. Koscheck would lose a razor thin split decision. In his next fight, Koscheck fought Strikeforce import Robbie Lawler, who was making a return to welterweight. Koscheck was able to take Lawler down before Lawler reversed the position and landed heavy ground and pound, receiving a referee stoppage, giving Koscheck back to back losses for the first time in his MMA career. He would lose his third straight fight when he was TKO'd by Tyron Woodley.


The Ultimate Fighter 1

Episode 6 Koscheck def. Chris Leben by Unanimous Decision

Episode 11 Diego Sanchez def. Koscheck by Split Decision


Last updated 04.18.2014, 10:01 AM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:38 Round 1 of 3

Tyron Woodley
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.11.16
Odds: +100 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $78,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#24 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC 167 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Demian Maia UFC 163 2013.08.03
Reason: Koscheck Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:57 Round 1 of 3

Robbie Lawler
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.02.23
Odds: -375 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $78,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
UFC 157 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jake Ellenberger UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Koscheck Back Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Johny Hendricks
Ref: Kevin Mulhall

UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.05.05
Odds: +120 Near Even | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Mike Pierce
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.02.04
Odds: -280 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $146,000 ($73K Base, $73K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Carlos Condit UFC 143 2012.02.04
Reason: Condit Rescheduled
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:59 Round 1 of 3

Matt Hughes
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.09.24
Odds: -450 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
#47 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 135 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Georges St. Pierre
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2
Main Event | Title Challenge | Welterweight | 170

2010.12.11
Odds: +350 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
#20 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#27 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 124 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Paul Daley
Ref: Dan Miragliotta

UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.05.08
Odds: -263 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
Cancelled Bout Paulo Thiago UFC 109 2010.02.06
Reason: Koscheck Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:47 Round 2 of 3, 9:47 Total

Anthony Johnson
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: +103 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $246,000 ($53K Base, $53K Bonus, $70K Fight/Night, $70K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
#31 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
UFC 106 Fight of the Night
UFC 106 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:25 Round 1 of 3

Frank Trigg
Ref: Leon Roberts

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.09.19
Odds: -420 Heavy Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
Cancelled Bout Chris Wilson UFC 98 2009.05.23
Reason: Koscheck Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:29 Round 1 of 3

Paulo Thiago
Ref: Marc Goddard

UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.02.21
Odds: -476 Heavy Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#25 Biggest Upset of All Time
UFC 95 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
2:15 Round 1 of 3

Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Ref: Mario Yamasaki

UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.12.10
Odds: -278 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
UFC Fight Night 16 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Thiago Alves
Ref: David Smith

UFC 90: Silva vs Cote
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.10.25
Odds: -125 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Chris Lytle
Ref: Yves Lavigne

UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.07.05
Odds: -318 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($35K Base, $35K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:24 Round 2 of 3, 6:24 Total

Dustin Hazelett
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC 82: Pride of a Champion
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.03.01
Odds: -418 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Georges St. Pierre
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 74: Respect
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.08.25
Odds: +200 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Diego Sanchez
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC 69: Shootout
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.04.07
Odds: +160 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jeff Joslin
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs Riggs
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.12.13
Odds: -305 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs
Win | Submission | Punches
4:10 Round 1 of 3

Jonathan Goulet
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC Fight Night 6: Sanchez vs Parisyan
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.08.17
Odds: -350 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Dave Menne
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC Fight Night 5: Leben vs. Silva
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.06.28
Odds: -475 Heavy Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
3:29 Round 1 of 3

Ansar Chalangov
Ref: Herb Dean

UFC Fight Night 4
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.04.06
Odds: -270 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $14,000 ($7K Base, $7K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:38 Round 3 of 3, 14:38 Total

Drew Fickett
Ref: John McCarthy

UFC Fight Night 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.10.03
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Choke
1:53 Round 1 of 3

Pete Spratt
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti

UFC Fight Night 1
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.08.06
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
4:21 Round 1 of 3

Chris Sanford
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti

The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2005.04.09
Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 0:00 Total

Luke Cummo
Ref: Kevin Mulhall

Ring of Combat 6
Main Card | 175 lbs | 175 lbs

2004.04.24
Weigh-In: 175.0 lbs
Win | Submission | Head

Cruz Chacon

KOTR

2004.01.03

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