In the UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fight For The Troops main event, welterweight contender Josh Koscheck knocked out Yoshiyuki with a pair of straight rights, capping off the ten-bout card with a highlight reel knockout.
The Spike TV-broadcast event took place on Wednesday, December 10th, at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Mike “Quick” Swick finally earned a decisive victory in the welterweight division, knocking out Jonathan Goulet in just 33-seconds in the evening’s co-main event.
In other main card action, Steve Cantwell submitted Razak Al-Hassan in the opening round with a grusome armbar, Tim Credeur forced Nate Loughran to verbally submit after two rounds, and Jim Miller dominated Matt Wiman en route to a unanimous decision victory.
On the evening’s preliminary card, Luigi Fioravanti topped Brodie Farber via unanimous decision, Steve Bruno submitted Johnny Rees via rear naked choke in the second round, Ben Saunders TKO’d Brandon Wolff in the first round, Dale Hartt defeated Corey Hill after Hill suffered a broken leg early in the second round, and Justin McCully defeated Eddie Sanchez on the judges’ scorecards.
The event served as a fundraiser for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the crowd was compromised nearly entirely of troops from nearby Fort Bragg, who attended the event free of charge.
Donations can be made to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at FightForTheTroops.com.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT 16 RESULTS
- Josh Koscheck def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida via KO (punch) — Round 1, 2:15
- Mike Swick def. Jonathan Goulet via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 0:33
- Steve Cantwell def. Razak Al-Hassan via submission (armbar) — Round 1, 4:04
- Tim Credeur def. Nate Loughran via TKO (verbal submission) — Round 2, 5:00
- Jim Miller def. Matt Wiman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
- Luigi Fioravanti def. Brodie Farber via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Steve Bruno def. Johnny Rees via submission (rear naked choke) — Round 2, 3:44
- Ben Saunders def. Brandon Wolff via TKO (strikes) — Round 1, 1:49
- Dale Hartt def. Corey Hill via TKO (injury) — Round 2, 0:20
- Justin McCully def. Eddie Sanchez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
JOSH KOSCHECK DEF. YOSHIYUKI YOSHIDA
Yoshida works leg kicks early then Koscheck fires back with punches that bloodies Yoshida. Koscheck rocks Yoshida with a right then puts him away with another right that drops him to the canvas.
MIKE SWICK DEF. JONATHAN GOULET
Swick drops Goulet in the opening moments with a big right and finishes him off with strikes in just 33-seconds.
STEVE CANTWELL DEF. RAZAK AL-HASSAN
Al-Hassan is agressive early and presses toward Cantwell with strikes but the former WEC champion avoids major damage then counters with striking of his own before taking his opponent to the canvas. Cantwell first moves to side control then to mount before securing a grusome armbar that Al-Hassan refuses to submit to but referee Mario Yamasaki has seen enough and halts the contest in favor of Cantwell.
TIM CREDEUR DEF. NATE LOUGHRAN
Credeur picks Loughran apart with strikes for the entirety of the opening frame then splits the second round beating him up on the feet and on the ground. Credeur closes the second with a barrage of punches and Lougran verbally submits between rounds, giving Credeur the TKO victory.
JIM MILLER DEF. MATT WIMAN
Despite accepting a bout against Matt Wiman on short notice, Jim Miller was able to keep up a frantic pace over three full rounds, wearing Wiman out on the feet and on the ground. Miller nearly submitted Wiman with a deep guillotine in the opening round and blasted Wiman with punches throughout the fight but Wiman survived to the closing bell, losing to Miller on the judges cards with scores of 30-27, 30-26, and 30-27.
LUIGI FIORAVANTI DEF. BRODIE FARBER
Fioravanti controls the fight from start to finish, dominating Farber on the ground while staying out of trouble for three full rounds to earn unanimous scores of 30-27 on the judges’ scorecards.
STEVE BRUNO DEF. JOHNNY REES
After a close opening round, Bruno gets several takedowns in the second then eventually takes Rees’ back in a scramble and locks on a rear naked choke that forces him to tap out at the 3:44 mark of the second round.
BEN SAUNDERS DEF. BRANDON WOLFF
After trading with Wolff to open the fight, Saunders accidentally catches him with a low blow. The action resumes and Saunders takes control, battering Wollf with kicks and knees before a series of strikes forces the referee to intervene at the 1:49 mark of the first.
DALE HARTT DEF. COREY HILL
Hill takes the first round with multiple takedowns and effective use of his reach advantage, but early in the second round a Hartt leg kick breaks Hill’s leg and the fight is immediately halted. Hill has to be taken out of the octagon on a stretcher but Harrt remains at his side ensuring Hill is alright. The injury is said to be the “worst in UFC history”.
JUSTIN MCCULLY DEF. EDDIE SANCHEZ
After a close first round that saw McCully and Sanchez exchange on their feet before Sanchez claimed side control on the ground and worked elbows, McCully took control of the final two rounds with superior standup to earn the unanimous decision win with scores of 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27.