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Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks

Co-Main Event | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Johny Hendricks defeats Josh Koscheck via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Johny "Big Rig" Hendricks
Mmaweekly large Josh "Kos" Koscheck

Hendricks
Decision
Round 3

Johny Hendricks Josh Koscheck

"Big Rig" "Kos"

12-1-0   Pro Record At Fight   17-5-0
Climbed to 13-1   Record After Fight   Fell to 17-6
-140 (Slight Favorite)   Betting Odds   +120 (Near Even)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Dallas, Texas   Fighting out of   Fresno, California
28 years, 7 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   34 years, 5 months, 5 days
170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
69.0" (175cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Team Takedown   Gym   Dethrone Base Camp Fresno
UFC on FOX 3
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
  • Date: Saturday 05.05.2012 at 08:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Kevin Mulhall
  • Venue: Izod Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 11 of 12)
  • 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: None Disclosed
  • Hendricks Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Koscheck vs. Hendricks Wiki Update Wiki

Koscheck and Hendricks met in the co-main event at UFC on FOX in the welterweight division.


Koscheck backed Hendricks off at the start of the fight with a push kick then landed a right hand after a Hendricks left. Koscheck hurt Hendricks with a series of right hands against the cage and backed off. On another exchange Koscheck rocked Hendricks with a right hook. Hendricks kept wincing, having possibly been poked in the eye. Hendricks came forward and landed a big left hand then shot for a takedown. Hendricks pushed Koscheck into the fence and threw knees to the legs and upper thighs before the referee broke them up. Hendricks landed another strong left hand but Koscheck landed a monster right. Koscheck defended another takedown attempt and landed a big flurry against the fence before breaking away. Koscheck landed a body kick and dodged Hendricks's counter.


Hendricks fired off a series of lefts at the beginning of the second but Koscheck avoided them. Hendricks landed a nice uppercut then moved forward with a left hook, but Koscheck spun to his back in a scramble against the fence. Hendricks prevented Koscheck from taking his back and the two stood. Hendricks dove in for a takedown and got it against the cage but Koscheck cage-walked back to his feet as Hendricks peppered his legs with knees before Mulhall separated them again. Hendricks landed a one-two combo and another left as Koscheck's right eye began to swell shut and Koscheck initiated a clinch, landing a pair of vicious elbows against the cage then breaking away. Hendricks landed another left but Koscheck hit him with a series of counters that backed him off, and Hendricks looked to be fading a bit as the horn neared.


The two traded strikes to start the third and Koscheck drove Hendricks into the fence, holding him there until Mulhall separated them. Both men threw heavy leather, Koscheck landing the better punches. Hendricks came forward with some big punches that hurt Koscheck but Koscheck fired back and landed as well, backing Hendricks up and pushing him into the cage again. Hendricks landed a big knee but Koscheck drove in and secured a takedown, landing in half guard. Hendricks kept Koscheck confined to half guard with a tight lock but eventually Koscheck got his leg free and switched to half guard on the other side. Koscheck fired off some short elbows then switched to body punches.


The judges scored the bout 29-28 Hendricks, 29-28 Koscheck, and 29-28 Hendricks, giving him the Split Decision victory.


Speaking with Joe Rogan following the bout, Hendricks said, "That's one tough dude, man. I hit him with everything I got. Hat's off to him. Give me that belt."

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

Tapology Community Predictions: 1209  
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Koscheck vs. Hendricks 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.

@JonnyBones Thanks so much man that means a lot.
5 days
after
Thanks so much @ATI_Schools for all of your support and always sponsoring me! I appreciate it! http://t.co/b6VF5g1G
4 days
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Hey @JonnyBones it was great to meet and talk with you after UFConFOX! Thanks for the pic: http://t.co/Gbueicgf
3 days
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YES! Thank you @MyBlueGrace for all your support : http://t.co/vhs2lWhu
3 days
after
Oh well...Going 4 a run 2 think about what's or who's next! Enjoy ur night, day, or whatever u call it. #OVER!
2 days
after
Just watched the fight again.1&3rd round where mine. Maybe a rematch 5 round fight this time? What U say Hindricks?
2 days
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No worries guys. I always shave my beard after my fight and I ALWAYS grow it back. : )
2 days
after
What it takes to beat someone like Josh Koscheck: http://t.co/HbBi1UBi
2 days
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Hey @Airrosti we made it on ESPN's website today! Check it out: http://t.co/zm9D4ZF5
2 days
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New record http://t.co/y3hXHDfg
2 days
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$40 worth of coins and an hour and a half of work for $3 worth of toys but my daughters happy http://t.co/Yz5sIv1g
2 days
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On my side my fans are the best
2 days
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Thanks guys for all the support and yes I am glad that I could stop his takedowns as well he is a tough guy for sure and glad I have y'all
2 days
after
Just wanted to say thank u to @TheDolceDiet for all his help and also Marc Steven and Adrian and all my training partners for this fight
2 days
after
I know guys I hit him with everything but the kitchen sink one tough tough guy lol
19 hours
after
Thank u @Airrosti @ATI @achillie freedom for wounded vets @MyBlueGrace and @EckoMMA for everything thank u guys
19 hours
after
Yes tried my hardest to finished that fight but kos is a tough fighter for sure
17 hours
after
And guys thanks for everything this hole camp having y'all behind me means a lot for sure
17 hours
after
Lol thanks guys and I wish I could say it was all me but I know god gave me everything and I know I new to give it back to him
17 hours
after
I won't bitch about tonight...never made excuses ever & won't start now!!!! Back to the grind!!!! Thx 4 the posi tweets.
11 hours
after
Thank u guys for all the support
7 hours
after
Just wanted to say good luck tonight cotto
4 hours
before
Per - #UFConFOX #ufc #mma May 5th #fox http://t.co/v4mDzRnN
24 hours
before
About to walk out for the press conference
2 days
before
Another great morning can't wait for the press conference today then it's about making weight lol
2 days
before
His & Her's making OUT ! #lugz @lugznyc http://t.co/tkKXIoQs
3 days
before
Yep hotel room @Alan_Fried_ jam session! http://t.co/hd7rSJOl
3 days
before
About to go hot tub and just got done doing some interviews what a day a great day lol
3 days
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Here's a nice video 4 u haters! Haha RT @MMAmaniaNews Video: @UFC on @FUELTV presents 'Koscheck's crib' http://t.co/hnx8eGz4
3 days
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Heading to open workouts here in NJ
3 days
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We should open only airdyne gyms lol RT @travisbarker @JoshKoscheck Man, they are no joke right. They get my arms& shoulders ready for tour
4 days
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My airdyne! We have a love/hate relationship lol RT @travisbarker Work hard/Play hard. My favorite machine #CardioLife http://t.co/4Ig5EHiG
4 days
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Training camp is over! Thank U @dethronefresno @dethrone amazing gym 2 train at #fresno #mma #ufc http://t.co/tOUgi09A
5 days
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check out my new video that @TheAssassinMMA made: A Contender Rises (Part 2) follow Johny as he prepares 4 @UFCONFOX 3 http://t.co/6vyinDGi
5 days
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This kid @CHinson149 is going 2 get back on the MAP this weekend in #VEGAS at #supercross race thanks 2 @dethrone hook him up!
6 days
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Live by it!!!!!! May 5th is coming #UFCofFOX #ufc #mma #kosonfox http://t.co/mGVa066D
8 days
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Thank U guys 4 all the training! @dethronefresno new team @youknowjbo @InterianoGeorge @PTP819 @Alan_Fried_ @EvangelistaMMA &every1 else!
8 days
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Feeling AMAZING after my treatment session at @Airrosti yesterday! Everyone should try it. Ready for May 5!
8 days
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#KOSonFOX Just finished the last airdyne workout with coach @Alan_Fried_ & coach Semore! #mma #ufc http://t.co/fE4XNA92
10 days
before
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