Archive: Erik Koch

Apr 23, 2015 8:53 am

Ramsey Nijem vs. Erik Koch set for UFC on FOX 16

A lightweight bout featuring Ramsey Nijem taking on Erik Koch is the latest addition to July’s UFC on FOX 16 card in Chicago. UFC officals announced the booking yesterday. Erik Koch (14-4 MMA) will return to the cage for the first time since May of 2014, where he suffered a brutal TKO loss to Daron...

Nov 17, 2014 9:24 pm

Erik Koch on Roufusport coaches: “These guys are great men and great teachers”

UFC fighter Erik Koch is defending his longtime gym, Roufusport after head coach and owner Duke Roufus took heat from former students and trainers for his training methods. Koch took to The UnderGround to support his coach. If you guys don’t already know I have trained at roufusport for about 5 years now. All this...

Aug 22, 2014 2:29 pm

Brian Ortega tests positive for Drostanolone following UFC on FOX 12

The California State Athletic Commission announced today (via MMAJunkie) that UFC featherweight Brian Ortega (8-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following his first-round submission victory over Mike De La Torre at last month’s UFC on FOX 12 event in San Jose. Ortega has subsequently been suspended from action for 9 months and fined...

May 22, 2014 11:16 am

Daron Cruickshank vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC on FOX 12

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Daron Cruickshank and Jorge Masvidal is the latest addition to July’s UFC on FOX 12 card in San Jose. Daron Cruickshank (15-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was most recently seen in action at this month’s UFC Fight Night 40 event in Cincinnati, where he scored an impressive...


May 10, 2014 9:55 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Brown Finishes Silva in Round 3 of FOTY Candidate

‘Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva’ was one of the most exciting bouts in a long time and the UFC should consider themselves lucky it aired for free on television. Hometown boy Matt Brown was looking to impress those in attendance, along with Dana White, by headhunting from the opening minute of the first round. He...

May 10, 2014 8:46 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Cruickshank Rocks and Finishes Koch in Round 1

Daron Cruickshank brought the crowd to life with another first round stoppage tonight. Daron Cruickshank landed a left high kick and Erik Koch fell face first to the canvas. It seemed as if he was out cold, but he came to and started defending the barrage of strikes Cruickshank was throwing. Cruickshank’s shots were landing...

May 10, 2014 8:32 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Magny Picks Up Lackluster Win Over Means

After a rather lackluster fight between Neil Magny and Tim Means that went the distance, Army National Guard Sergeant Neil Magny prevailed and was given the unanimous decision victory. Magny rocked Means multiple times throughout the fight and used his superior clinch work to take Means down several times as well. This makes it two...

May 10, 2014 5:23 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Eduardo Upsets Wineland, Gets 1st Round KO Win

Eddie Wineland was ranked fourth walking into the octagon, but who knows how far he will fall after losing to unranked Johnny Eduardo. The first round was close but it was clear Eduardo was getting the best of his opponent. Wineland and Eduardo landed the same amount of punches (12), however Wineland threw 42 more!...

May 10, 2014 4:54 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Lentz Picks Up Unanimous Decision Win Over Gamburyan

UFC Fight Pass Exclusive Preliminary main-event featured Manny Gamburyan and Nick Lentz in a three round bout that went the full fifteen minutes. Manny Gamburyan struggled to get any offensive momentum going his way in the first round as Nick Lentz was looking to close the distance and grapple. The majority of the first round...

May 10, 2014 4:12 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Results: Salas Gets 1st Round Win over Wall

Justin Salas tried to set up takedowns with jabs, but his attempts were transparent and Ben Wall easily defended them. With Salas looking for takedown attempts so often, Wall was unable to attempt anything offensive so it took a while for someone to gain momentum in the first. Justin Salas gained momentum in the middle...

May 10, 2014 2:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva’ Main Card Results

Today’s ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ Main Card kicks off starting at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET. If you’re not in Ohio today with tickets in-hand or can’t catch the televised card, follow along with us here as we break down every blow, every submission, and ever strike, in real-time, right here in this very thread....

Feb 27, 2014 10:39 am

Erik Koch vs. Daron Cruickshank set for UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati

UFC officials announced today that a lightweight bout between Erik Koch and Daron Cruickshank is the latest addition to the ‘UFC Fight Night 40’ event in Cincinnati, Ohio. After suffering back-to-back losses in the UFC’s featherweight division, Erik Koch (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) decided to make the move up to lightweight. The Duke Roufus product found success...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Nov 20, 2013 9:05 am

Tickets On Sale Today For UFC 169 – Two Titles On The Line For Super Bowl Weekend

A ‘heads up’ for all you MMA fans in the New Jersey area: tickets for the UFC Super Bowl card go on sale today. UFC 169 will host duel title fights, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will both be defending their belts against some tough opposition: Cruz will finally return from...

Nov 7, 2013 10:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Lamas: ‘Aldo can’t coast to victory in this ugly dog fight’

Late Night Cage Side Radio returned with another great show this past Monday night. Hosts Kinch and Sean McClure wasted no time getting to their first guest, UFC featherweight, and number one contender, Ricardo Lamas (15-2, UFC 4-0). Lamas is set to face the featherweight champion, and one of the pound for pound best, Jose...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Sep 4, 2013 12:02 pm

Report: Following Latest Loss Koch Likely Headed To Lightweight

Top UFC featherweight and Duke Roufus trained fighter, Erik Koch, is reportedly considering a shift in weight class following his UFC 164 defeat at the hands of Dustin Poirier. The highly regarded fighter opened up his MMA career on a massive unbeaten streak before running into division powerhouse Chad Mendes under the WEC Banner. Koch...

May 29, 2013 7:03 pm

UFC 164: Frank Mir to Welcome Josh Barnett Back to the UFC

Two former UFC heavyweight champions, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett, are set to do battle at UFC 164, the UFC announced via Twitter Wednesday evening.   Barnett (32-6) only recently signed back with the UFC, returning to the organization after more than 11 years fighting in various other shows.  Barnett is coming into UFC 164 having...

May 29, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC 164 Card Update: Clay Guida vs. Chad Mendes Finalized for August 31st

By JAKE CHASTAIN | We broke word a few days ago that the UFC was negotiating with Chad “Money” Mendes (14-1 MMA) and Clay Guida (30-13 MMA) on trying to get their fight rescheduled for the August 31st UFC 164 event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The two were supposed to fight each other at the recent...