Josh “Kos” Koscheck is the perfect example of how a well-rounded fighter has to be these days in the UFC.
A former NCAA National Wrestling Champion, the 5-10, 170 pound middleweight jumped into the ultimate fighting world and was part of the first cast of the Ultimate Fighter. During the season, Koscheck scored a win over Chris Leben, but was obviously inexperienced in the cage and relying to heavily on his wrestling background.
Following a decision loss to Diego Sanchez on the show, Koscheck continued to train and eventually made his way into the UFC. After a couple of wins, Koscheck suffered a submission loss to Drew Fickett, sending him back to the bottom of the ladder.
After the loss, Koscheck dedicated himself to becoming a better all-around fighter and has improved on his boxing and ground-and-pound, straying away from just his wrestling identity. Since the loss to Fickett, Koscheck has won four-straight fights with the most recent coming in a decision win over Jeff Joslin.
Koscheck will now look to redeem his Ultimate Fighter loss to Diego Sanchez on April 7 at UFC 69: Shootout. A chance to earn a title shot if he can hand Sanchez his first career MMA defeat is on the line.
Josh Koscheck Official Website
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UFC.com Fighter Detail Page: Georges St. Pierre
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Sherdog.com: Josh Koscheck
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News and Commentary
K-1 fighter Cung-Le sits down with Josh Koscheck courtesy of YouTube.com.
Josh Koscheck Interview
MMA Fighting.com sits down with Josh Koscheck to discuss his background as well as his future in the UFC.
Koscheck: ‘Sanchez is a real c*ocksucker’
Josh Koscheck has some fighting words for his UFC 69: Shootout opponent, Diego Sanchez.