In the co-main event of last nights UFC Fight Night 62 welterweights Josh Koscheck and Erick Silva faced off. Kos took the fight on short notice after losing to Jake Ellenberger at UFC 184.
Coming into the fight, Silva had won his last match and looked to get the first two-fight win steak of his UFC career. While Kos looked to avoid dropping 5 straight.
The fight was brief, ending in the first round. After some wild exchanges on the feet the fight went to the mat where Silva locked in a guillotine choke, forcing the veteran to tap. Here’s what the MMA world had to say about the fight.
— Seth Baczynski (@Sethbmma) March 22, 2015
I have a soft spot for season 1 guys. Koscheck has always been a fight anyone, anytime and anywhere like tonight. #respect
— Dana White (@danawhite) March 22, 2015
Where was this aggressive Kos vs Ellenberger
— Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) March 22, 2015
Oof. Nicely done. — Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) March 22, 2015
He fought hard and swung for the KO but he didn’t look like he tried to hard to get out of that choke. Two quick, nice payday & great career
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) March 22, 2015
Erick Silva, the most interesting man in the world. #UFCRio
— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) March 22, 2015