MMAFrenzy’s live fight coverage of UFC 167 continues with our recap of tonight’s welterweight scrap between Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley. The matchup of decorated former wrestlers would see the former MIZZOU wrestler come out with his hand raised in a firefight.
Woodley KOs Koscheck
Both Tyron Woodley and Josh Koscheck knew that it would all come down to the striking since they both were great wrestlers. Both men would have their moments in what was a great firefight but it would be Woodley who would get his hand raised after he parried a punch and responded with a devastating hook that brought Kos to his knees. Woodley would drop a massive right that served as the coup de grâs former MIZZOU standout.
Woodley improves to 2-1 in the UFC and erases the disappointment of his split decision loss to Jake Shields earlier this year. Meanwhile, TUF 1’s Koscheck is at a career crossroads after dropping his third fight in a row.
Rd. 1- Herb Dean is our referree. Kos refuses a glove touch and takes a right hand to the chin. Woodley cracks Kos and sends him reeling to the cage. Woodley grabs a front headlock and lands a big knee as Kos stands. Kos reverses along the cage and seems intent to just land short knees before Dean breaks them up. Nice right hand and a hard legkick by Woodley. Nice straight right by Kos slows Woodley. Big right hook by Woodley floors Kos and Woodley is all over him. Big strikes and Woodley stands and drops a bomb to the chin of Kos. Somehow Kos is still breathing and he manages to tie up Woodley. Woodley walks him to the cage and lands several short shots before Dean stands them up. Kos is a mess. Kos tags Woodley. Woodley slips a punch and fires back with a pair of ungodly powerful right hooks and Kos is out cold as he hits the canvas.
Tyron Woodley def. Josh Koscheck via KO (punch) at 4:38 of Round 1