Co-Main Event | Welterweight · 170 lbs
Josh Koscheck defeats Matt Hughes via KO/TKO at 4:59 of Round 1
|15-5-0||Pro Record At Fight||45-8-0||Climbed to 16-5||Record After Fight||Fell to 45-9|
|-450 (Heavy Favorite)||Betting Odds||+350 (Moderate Underdog)|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Fresno, California||Fighting out of||Hillsboro, Illinois|
|33 years, 9 months, 4 days||Age at Fight||37 years, 11 months, 4 days|
|170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)|
|5'10" (178cm)||Height||5'9" (176cm)|
|73.0" (185cm)||Reach||73.0" (185cm)|
|Dethrone Base Camp Fresno||Gym||Finney's HIT Squad|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
- Date: Saturday 09.24.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
- Referee: Mario Yamasaki
- Venue: Pepsi Center
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
- Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 9 of 10)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
- TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
- Hughes Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Koscheck Total Disclosed Pay: $75,000
Hughes vs. Koscheck Wiki Update Wiki
The co-main event of UFC 135 featured Josh "Kos" Koscheck taking on Matt Hughes in a welterweight fight. Koscheck entered the fight at 13-5 in his long UFC career, and 15-5 overall. The legend and former champion Hughes came in with a 18-6 UFC record and 46-8 overall professional mark. Koscheck was a late replacement for Diego Sanchez, who suffered a broken hand during training camp.
Hughes immediately looked to use his jab, hitting Koscheck in the same spot where he had suffered a broken orbital bone in his last fight. Koscheck came forward with his most aggressive flurry thus far, landing solidly on Hughes. Hughes landed his jab repeatedly and followed it up with an uppercut, and the round looked to be fairly even after three minutes. Koscheck whiffed on a pair of big uppercuts, shot for a takedown, and was stuffed by Hughes. Koscheck nailed Hughes with several big punches. Hughes stayed on his feet looking like he might be able to weather the storm, but Koscheck continued to connect with shots until Hughes dropped to his back. With only seconds remaining Koscheck dove on top, unloaded with a barrage of hammerfists and punches, and Hughes went out from the punches right before the bell.
The official end came at 4:59 of the first round for the winner by knockout due to punches, Josh Koscheck. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Koscheck commented, "I just want to say thanks to Matt Hughes for taking this fight late in his career, he's a legend and I'm glad I had the opportunity to fight a legend like Matt Hughes... It was actually nice being on the shelf [injured], and I'm growing as a person and as a fighter."
Hughes was given a chance to speak to Joe Rogan where he commented, "I'm not retiring, I'm going to tell the UFC to put me up on a shelf, and we'll see what happens after that... I love the crowd support when I came out here, I had a great training camp... The plan wasn't to keep the fight standing, but of course you start out every round on your feet."
Hughes vs. Koscheck Fight Predictions
Hughes vs. Koscheck Fighter Tweets
If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.
- :< @DaveCamarillo If I ever get a black belt in BJJ,I would like it2 come from u,If that's ok?I am not asking4 it.I will work4it #justsaying
- 4 days
- Thx guys RT @FraserCNCMotors Great fight Josh! We just started a new twitter page 4 CNC Motors. Awesome cars + pictures! Celebrities shots!
- 3 days
- Haha! Just like last time u went without me?? RT @bigbang50BMG @JoshKoscheck Yeah I don't like guns or shooting and didn't want to go.
- 2 days
- Just had to go today after that grind...its been to long. :) bang bang bang. http://t.co/wpbkEtLh
- 2 days
- RT @LugzLifestyle Were so psyched that kos won were giving u 40% off! But only 24 hrs, so go 2 http://t.co/NiuSCflv NOW! #Coupon : KOSWINS40
- 2 days
- Up & Grinding....hard works = pays off. I just feel something good coming this way soon. Positive thinking = Positive outcomes.Gd day people
- 2 days
- Thanks to all that supported me for this fight. Didn't go my way but I feel I gave it 100%
- 22 hours
- Heading Home...#denver was amazing! Thx 2 @LugzLifestyle & @dethrone 4 always having my back. #ff #mma #UFC
- 20 hours
- Thx bro. Let hook up soon. RT @benjaminmadden Big shout out 2kos Kept it really Classy tonight and I was proud man. Have a fun night bud
- 10 hours
- Good night every1. Thanks 4 the lovely or hate. See u tomorrow on ppv UFC135 enjoy the video. http://t.co/htESPvKf
- 16 hours