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Sunday, 02/12/2012, 04:05 pm

Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks Booked For FOX Show

How do you break this fight down? I’ve been thinking about this one since the fight was announced, so forgive my delay in getting this out.

It’s like old school clone vs. new school clone, two D1 wrestlers with heavy hands and knock out power. The one difference between the two is in levels of experience.

Hendricks has a very slightly better credential in the amateur wrestling world, the four-time NCAA D1 all American holds two national wrestling titles with OSU. Koscheck was also a four-time NCAA D1 all American and he was able to capture one national title while with Edinboro U. (I mean, I’m really pulling at straws to give Hendricks the edge in this arena, its real close.)

When they square off on the FOX 3 card it will not be in a wrestling match and because of that Koscheck does take the edge in experience. He is the former number-one contender and the long ranked top 5 welterweight.

He has made a career out of taking out top welterweights the likes of Chris Lytle, Anthony Johnson, Diego Sanchez and Paul Daley to name a few. Outside of a fluke KO loss to Paulo Thiago, a poorly executed match against Thiago Alves and two decision losses to champion Georges St. Pierre, Koscheck has had a really good run for the past five-years with the promotion.

Hendricks is still relatively young in the sport. He burst onto the UFC stage by upsetting Amir Sadollah and has looked virtually unstoppable ever since. His only loss came way of a 2010 matchup with Rick Story and he is just coming off of a 12 second knockout over the long-time number 2 ranked Jon Fitch.

To play a little devil’s advocate, Fitch was coming in off surgery and a long layoff and rust more than likely played a factor. Not taking anything away from Hendricks, just trying to put the credibility of the win into perspective for the purpose of choosing a winner.

I think based on their histories Hendricks has a shot at winning this fight. If his last fight showed us anything it’s that he has a chance to beat anyone on any given night. But am I ready to call him the next big thing in the UFC”s welterweight division? No, I am not.

If Hendricks can get past Koscheck then I will eat my words because that will mean that Johny has officially arrived as a top 5-3 ranked welterweight. But in my eyes he still has more to prove.

The fight is close, as I keep emphasizing, but the edge has to be given to Koscheck via three-round decision.

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47 Responses to “Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks Booked For FOX Show”

  1. 20900 says:

    Hendricks by KO.

  2. JamieRIOT says:

    This will be an awesome fight!

  3. anal_staph_infection says:

    I knew this was going to happen. It makes sence no one else is really doing anything

  4. Axel39 says:

    i saw dana tweet this live! awesome fight. hendricks deserves to fight top fivers now

  5. magoo says:

    I hope Hendricks beats his ass we need some new competion in the top 5, besides kos and Fitch wont fight and kick the snot outta each other,may as well have Johny boy do it!!!! Lol

  6. Jb says:

    Kos is dead. Hasn’t been the same since GSP made half his face numb for life

    • King Prodigy Levreau says:

      WOW…keep it real!!! I thought the same thing after his interview when he stated, “I just have to live with it being numb the rest of my life”. I mean really, sounds like he is scarred for life. Champions like Ali and Jordan find ways to win no matter what. Injured, scarred or being only at such and such percentage. Should be a good fight, and he has been winning, maybe he will get Condit if GSP can’t give it a go. I don’t know. WAR PENN WAR!!! One love from the city of “NO” and aloha!

    • GetOffAndersonsNuts says:

      Even though he KO’d a hall of famer? lol.

      • GET RID OF FITCH says:

        You don’t actually believe that in amillion years dana would ever consider putting Fitch “ALL TIME MOST BORING FIGHTER IN THE WORLD” in the UFC hall of fame. oh my god I needed agood laugh today. Fitch is a discrace to all REAL FIGHTERS in the world of MMA

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      That’s what I’m saying. He is obviously afraid to get hit in the face and needs a new boxing coach.

  7. NINJA says:

    I AM A NINJA –

  8. slacker says:

    I gotta watch more of Hendricks fights to make a call for the winner, but on paper it seems like a pretty evenly matched fight with a bit of a strength and power striking edge to Hendricks. Hendricks apparently is a solid wrestler too. Almost seems like Dana is giving Kos fights with tougher strikers to knock him down the ladder with Fitch – bring in some new blood in the top 5.

  9. BJ PENNY says:

    Can you guys spare some change for your boy?

  10. GetOffAndersonsNuts says:

    Gonna be a dope fight… don’t think I see Hendricks knocking out Koscheck though

  11. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Winner of this gets Condit interim fight.

  12. mellow fellow says:

    & still no good co-main for UFC 145. why not use this fight or diaz vs miller? come on dana

  13. drew says:

    I would love to see KOS KO’D!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. This is a very good fight for both. Kos has one of the best chins and can bring it. We don’t know what Hendricks can take. But questions will be awnser. Is Kos damage goods from some of the beating he took vs GSP? Dose Kos still love fighting? Is Hendricks all punch? What happens to Hendricks when he gets into deep water?

    • Berserker says:

      Has Tony Capoocia ever gone to school? Has Tony Capocia ever taken a gramar lesson?Could Tony Capoccia do me a favor and go back to first grade, learn how to write and then go ahead and play the know-how writing incoherent shit on bj!?!questions are answer i guess…

  15. Xaninho says:

    Cockshag will need orbital bone replacement after this one.

  16. Me says:

    Kos was not motivated for Pierce , he has a high motivation for this guy cuz he ko ed his friend, so u will c the real Kos in that fight.mark my Word. WAR KOS.

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      Yeah right Kos saw the beating Pierce put on his butt buddy Fitch so i highly doubt he took Pierce lightly. Kos is a phony and was just trying to make excuses for that split decsion win he STOLE from Pierce

  17. Troll says:

    Could both of you go to a gay chat site to finish your conversation?

  18. James Troy says:

    i love koscheck but how was his loss to paulo a fluke. paulo threw a punch intending to hurt kos and he did. thats like saying GSPs loss to matt serra was a fluke. a fluke KO is punching urself in the face. kos lost to paulo. no fluke or luck about it. get ur shit straight.

  19. Nate says:

    Kos just needs a good training camp with some good coaches. He said he has been training himself for his last three fights and it shows. If he has a good camp, he should win. If he does his own thing again…

  20. mark says:

    i dont no why people hates KOs, look like peeps here are also fans of WWE

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