UFC welterweight contender Josh Koscheck is likely fighting at UFC 95, in London England on Feb. 21. His presence on the main card would give a huge boost to an event that has been categorized as less-than-exciting in comparison to recent pay-per-views.
Although 95 was indeed originally slated to be an event fans would have to shell out the green for, it will now air via tape delay on Spike TV as previous overseas events have. If you’ll remember back to “Fight for the Troops” (aka Fight Night 16), Josh took advantage of mainstream airtime by delivering Knockout of the Night via putting opponent Yoshiyuki Yoshida to sleep in the first round. Now the former college wrestler will have the opportunity to do the same once again, as Spike TV will be his platform allowing more opportunity to further his campaign of getting a shot at the coveted title.
Josh has convincingly won three of his past four fights, and the lone loss came when he took on the role of company man for the UFC; replacing an injured Diego Sanchez and taking on beastly Thiago Alves on the UFC 90 card. Koscheck lost via unanimous decision, but it was a hard-fought bout and no-one in their right mind can fault him for his performance full of heart. In fact, his fight with Alves surely helped increase overall respect for the 170 lbs. gamer. Josh used the momentum from the three-round battle to his advantage and showed he’s still moving up the ranks with the aforementioned W over Yoshida.
I’m genuinely excited at the potential of Koscheck bringing thunder to UFC 95, as I imagine any true fan would be as well.
UPDATE: Koscheck has been offered a fight against Paulo Thiago.