Josh
Koscheck
19-8-0( W-L-D )
I'm gonna put on a show, and I'm gonna come out of there with a victory.
UFC® 124 Pre-fight Interview

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 23 fights.
Record: 19-8-0
Summary: Wrestling, athleticism

Fighter Info

Nickname: Kos
From: Waynesburg, PA USA
Fights Out Of: Fresno, California USA
Age: 36
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )
College: Edinboro University
Degree: Criminal Justice

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1122
37% Successful
417
Types of Successful Strikes
0
417
47% Standing
43% Ground
196
42
179
Striking Defense
63
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
74
53% Successful
39
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
48
1
Takedown Defense
63
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Josh Koscheck Nov 16, 2013
5 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Tyron Woodley 22 0 0 0
Loss
Josh Koscheck Feb 23, 2013
2 2 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Robbie Lawler 9 0 0 0
Loss
Josh Koscheck May 5, 2012
33 1 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Johny Hendricks 55 2 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Feb 4, 2012
33 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Mike Pierce 41 1 0 0
Win
Matt Hughes Sep 24, 2011
14 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Josh Koscheck 26 0 0 0
Georges St-Pierre Dec 11, 2010
110 4 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Koscheck 16 1 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck May 8, 2010
19 4 1 7 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Paul Daley 11 0 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Nov 21, 2009
19 2 1 3 R2 Submission
Anthony Johnson 16 0 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Sep 19, 2009
9 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Frank Trigg 1 0 0 0
Loss
Paulo Thiago
UFC 95: Sanchez vs. Stevenson
Feb 21, 2009
7 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Josh Koscheck 8 0 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Dec 10, 2008
6 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Yoshiyuki Yoshida 6 0 0 0
Loss
Thiago Alves Oct 25, 2008
80 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Koscheck 39 0 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Jul 5, 2008
38 2 0 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Chris Lytle 16 0 5 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Mar 1, 2008
24 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Dustin Hazelett 20 0 2 0
Loss
Georges St-Pierre Aug 25, 2007
38 2 5 3 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Josh Koscheck 4 1 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Apr 7, 2007
30 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Diego Sanchez 12 0 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Dec 13, 2006
14 6 1 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jeff Joslin 18 0 1 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Aug 17, 2006
23 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Jonathan Goulet 1 0 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Jun 28, 2006
45 4 1 8 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dave Menne 13 1 5 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Apr 6, 2006
2 2 1 7 R1 Submission
Ansar Chalangov 2 0 1 0
Loss
Drew Fickett Oct 3, 2005
5 0 3 1 R3 Submission
Josh Koscheck 8 6 0 10
Win
Josh Koscheck Aug 6, 2005
0 1 1 2 R1 Submission
Pete Spratt 0 0 0 0
Win
Josh Koscheck Apr 9, 2005
14 2 0 3 R1 KO/TKO
Chris Sanford 1 0 1 0

Biography

Training: My training day is pretty much the same as always. I still train at AKA 6 days a week and I go home on the weekends to train at my AKA Fresno gyms. My typical daily schedule is 12:00-2:00 pm team fight training, where we fight and grind like old school hard training. I have an incredible team that gets me ready and pushes me hard.  Then home for lunch and rest and back at 7:30 pm for cardio / air dyne workouts, mitts, or a 5+ mile run. My day ends around 9:30 at night with dinner and sleep. It's the fighter lifestyle. 6 days a week fighting.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I got into fighting when I met Bob Cook and Dewayne Zinkin in Vegas after the wrestling US Open. I had a friend who was fighting at the time and I was talking shit to him, that I'd fight and he knew Bob Cook, and said something to Bob about me. Well I was only talking s**t! I didn't think that Bob Cook would call me out on it!! Well, I didn't think anything of it, went back home. 2 Weeks later I got a phone call from Bob to join Team AKA and start fighting!!! I was like damn, I guess I'll fight  So I flew out to AKA and got my ass kicked for a week straight by Bob Cook, Dave Camarillo, Mike Swick , Josh Thomson and all the other AKA fighters. I was like damn, I don't think I want to fight after that ass whipping, But I am a fast learner so I went back a month later and did really well. So that's brings me to where I am today.



What ranks and titles have you held? 2001 NCAA div. 1 national champion, 42-0
4 X NCAA div. 1 all American.

Do you have any heroes? No! I am my own hero!

What is your favorite technique? My favorite is the arm bar, even though I've never hit it in a fight!

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means a lot for me to fight in the UFC because I gave up a great job and a lifelong career to get a chance to fight in the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Koscheck attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on a wrestling scholarship. He had a decorated career at Edinboro University. In 2001, he went 42-0 and was the NCAA Division I National Champion in the 174-pound weight class. Koscheck was a four-time Division I All-American (4th, 2nd, 1st, and 3rd) and a four-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Champion to become only the 11th four-time PSAC champion. He was honored as the PSAC Wrestler of the Year three times and was twice named the Eastern Wrestling League Achievement Award winner. Koscheck earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Edinboro in 2001. Koscheck is currently working on his master's degree in secondary counseling.

 

Career

Trained With

Mike Swick
Mike Swick
15-5-0
( W-L-D )
Jon Fitch
Jon Fitch
27-5-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre
25-2-0
( W-L-D )
Diego Sanchez
Diego Sanchez
26-7-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
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Win
Paul Daley UFC® 113 MACHIDA vs SHOGUN 2

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