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Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce

Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Josh Koscheck defeats Mike Pierce via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Josh "Kos" Koscheck
Mmaweekly large Mike Pierce

Koscheck
Decision
Round 3

16-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   13-4-0
Climbed to 17-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 13-5
-280 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +235 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Fresno, California   Fighting out of   Portland, Oregon
34 years, 2 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 5 months, 3 days
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   71.0" (180cm)
Dethrone Base Camp Fresno   Gym   Sports Lab
UFC 143
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit
  • Date: Saturday 02.04.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 9 of 11)
  • 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
  • Koscheck Total Disclosed Pay: $146,000
  • Pierce Total Disclosed Pay: $20,000
  • Event Links:

Koscheck vs. Pierce Wiki Update Wiki

The ninth bout of UFC 143 featured an anticipated welterweight matchup between Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce.


Pierce powered forward looking for a takedown to start the fight. Koscheck defended, but was held against the fence where Pierce looked for openings to land short strikes inside. Pierce landed a good punch as they broke free. Into the clinch again where it was more of a stalemate until another separation. Pierce caught Koscheck with a nice right hand and then ate one in return. Some good exchanges marked the final minute of the round, capped off by a final takedown attempt that was defended by Koscheck.


Pierce again worked for a single-leg takedown to start the second round. Pierce was effective with landing strikes and keeping Koscheck off-balance as the round progressed. A cut opened up on the top of the head of Pierce, soaking the right side of his head with blood. Koscheck landed a nice elbow as they broke free from the clinch, was hit with a few jabs, and then powered in for the first takedown of the fight, bringing Pierce momentarily to the ground. Koscheck never had control of the body and Pierce was up to his feet as the round ended.


Pierce grabbed a single leg and tripped Koscheck to the ground early in the third but Koscheck quickly got back up. Pierce landed several shots in the clinch, though Koscheck landed the last one as they broke free. Referee Herb Dean pressed for action and broke the pair up after a clinch. Koscheck, after having been warned for pawing forward with his fingers, hit Pierce in the eye and was given a final warning by Dean. Koscheck shot for a double leg takedown in the final 30 seconds of the round, pulled Pierce to the ground for a moment, and Pierce landed a final elbow as he got up to his feet.


The judges scored the bout 29-28 Pierce, 29-28 Koscheck, and 29-28 Koscheck, the winner via split decision. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Koscheck commented, "You know you guys boo me all the time, I'm the most hated guy in MMA, but you know what, deal with it man... Mike Pierce is a tough guy, I knew that coming into this fight, I had a great camp."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:42 PM ET
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Koscheck vs. Pierce Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1627  
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Koscheck vs. Pierce 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.

Nevada State Athletic Commission asking for fans to suggest rule-changes: http://t.co/Fxk6d4KH How about regulating refs and judges!
5 days
after
First time Condit chickend out on 10 days notice then the @ufc saved him. What's going to be the next lucky charm that saves him???
4 days
after
Photo from yesterday! #450f #yamaha #mma #ufc http://t.co/wv73JsgA
4 days
after
Well 1 crash today wasn't bad?? @tiaira http://t.co/pSt1SgfS
3 days
after
Loaded & ready to rip today! Can't wait 4 the track! http://t.co/JaVULyVV
3 days
after
Spent the day at the ranch chilling with @Tiaira Took some cool pix's #iphone #photo http://t.co/05Ib6UOb
2 days
after
Back home in PDX.
2 days
after
RT @DamonMartin Exclusive: Josh Koscheck Reveals Why He Left AKA http://t.co/7urq2eaT #MMA #UFC @JoshKoscheck
2 days
after
Thx my bro! Looking forward to kixk'n it soon! RT @JoelMadden @JoshKoscheck Great job last night Kos CONGRATS
1 day
after
Thx aus bro RT @DidierCohen Huge congrats to the big bro @joshkoscheck . Ain't no stopping him.. #FutureChamp http://t.co/Kbwhfiwp
1 day
after
Ok Really who do u guys/girls think I should fight next? I need someone I can get pumped 4.......
24 hours
after
Haha ill see what i can do! Let me have a day off? RT @DUANEBANGCOM @JoshKoscheck pls call @nickdiaz209 a "beach"so he won't retire. Thanks
24 hours
after
They had a blast. Thank you. RT @GunStoreChris: A pleasure having the @MikePierce170 family here @gunstore today.
23 hours
after
Thx you! & a big thanks to the non hater's & the true kos fans! the rest can suck me :) RT @ASnyds68 @JoshKoscheck congrats on the win!
20 hours
after
your not in a rock band!! More like a water band. Booo @ShannonLeto
12 hours
after
With my boys @DCMA_Collective RT @ShannonLeto My boy Josh won http://t.co/JCZ7i5H8
11 hours
after
Off 2 meet @dethrone for dinner with @Neo_MMA @JustinWilcoxMMA @CrazyBobCook @Tiaira @Cassandwich95 great night back to 187 already. :)
18 hours
before
:) RT @Tiaira The calm before the storm... #foodcoma #KOSified #BOOM! @JoshKoscheck http://t.co/1vTcjGqp
18 hours
before
On my way to @LVFightShop. See you guys soon.
18 hours
before
Hope everyone liked weigh-ins :)
19 hours
before
Walkout shirt #ufc143 Link: http://t.co/koAPYA3Y
1 day
before
#UFC143 walkout shirt http://t.co/fGXzq6lA #instagram http://t.co/cKRcdn9M
1 day
before
Getting staged for the press conference :)
2 days
before
:) RT @arielhelwani & that's even after Josh hit me with several low blows throughout PS @joshkoscheck u're #3 http://t.co/rKkLBD4P
3 days
before
KOS, I agree with you. You should start looking to beef up you're resume now. These guys can help: http://t.co/C1w4k3kR
3 days
before
Thank You to my sponsors: @throwdowninc @Venumfight @Whitesdiving @kalapakijoes @FOFEntGroup @LexaniTV @revgear #UFC #UFC143
3 days
before
@mark_munoz ya that'll be cool to see Abas in MMA
3 days
before
@mark_munoz what weight is he gonna compete at?
3 days
before
http://t.co/fGXzq6lA #mma #ufc #instagram #iphone http://t.co/KCWkE7dy
4 days
before
Deal. Cuz you need to get laid lol
4 days
before
BC is beautiful. Can't wait to make a trip back and scuba dive with my friends @whitesdiving @enigmachine
4 days
before
A rarely seen sight for natives of the Northwest. Introducing, the sun... http://t.co/pKfx0oOu
4 days
before
Nice! See ya soon. RT @madflavor: @MikePierce170 See you there Tarzan...Much love!
4 days
before
Alright, thanks guys
4 days
before
Is it just me or did UFC get hacked again?
4 days
before
Ask @riddletuf7 about an Indian Princess :)
4 days
before
All I have 2 say! Enjoy the show. Feb 4 PPV don't miss it #ufc http://t.co/VGYq0IQS
5 days
before
Thank you to all my sponsors supporting me at #UFC143. http://t.co/WYt7pyU1
5 days
before
:) RT @ufc Welterweight @JoshKoscheck plans to make an example of Mike Pierce for calling him out http://t.co/TzwM2vRr
5 days
before
Getting close! :) RT @Spitzdavid UFC 143: Preview: http://t.co/GLHIpyYv via @youtube So Fired Up! @dethrone @joshkoscheck #ufc143
5 days
before
RT @ufc Free fight - @JoshKoscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida http://t.co/wZxbNVck
5 days
before
Congrats @sonnench. My turn next week :)
7 days
before
Sitting at the #bar in my house&was thinking how long it's been since I've had a drink. #instagram http://t.co/dHHp3r0e
7 days
before
Duh! RT @Tiaira 4some reason,food even tastes better here Some1's got some good taste @joshkoscheck #KOSified #Love http://t.co/BKhBQYey
8 days
before
Thank you @Throwdownind @Venumfight @Whitesdiving @kalapakijoes @LexaniTV @revgear and F.O.F Entertainment for your support. #UFC143
9 days
before
Thank you @Throwdownind @Venumfight @Whitesdiving @kalapakijoes @LexaniTV @revgear and F.O.F Entertainment for your sport. #UFC143
9 days
before
Giving love 2 @lugznyc @LugzLifestyle http://t.co/fGXzq6lA #swag #iphone #instagramers #instagram http://t.co/4xCyjqDt
9 days
before
Last bike tonight! (Joshua 1:9h) training camp almost over #UFC143 http://t.co/WigxYhIj
10 days
before
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