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Josh Koscheck Batters Frank Trigg, Tyson Griffin Stops Hermes Franca At UFC 103

Josh KoscheckJosh Koscheck got back on the winning trail following a previous knockout loss at the hands of Paulo Thiago as he made quick work of the returning Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg during UFC 103 in Dallas, Texas.

This one was over just as fast as it began. A little over a minute into the bout Koscheck connected with a big right hand, dropping Trigg to the canvas where he finished him off at the 1:25 mark with a flurry of well placed punches.

In the twenty-six professional fights and seven losses on Hermes Franca‘s record coming into this evening’s bout with Tyson Griffin, only once had the heavy handed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt been stopped with strikes, making Griffin’s stoppage victory tonight that much more impressive.

After a feeling out process in round one, the pair turned it up a notch in the second round, both looking to connect with powerful shots, but it was Griffin that connected first. A big right hand sent Franca crashing to the canvas where a handful of hard punches left the referee with no other option but to call a halt to the beating.

  • Makington says:

    Tyson Griffin stopped a fighter. Pigs are currently flying around my house.

    Great showings for both fighters.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Didnt see that coming, I thought Tyson but by UD

  • edub says:

    Crazyness the two fights I thought were locks to go three rounds.

  • Rich S. says:

    Good Job and nice comeback for Kos.. Trigg tried to contest that but he took three straight, flush shots without answering, and he was getting more and more limp as the shots landed..

    I’m interested to hear if Franca was sick or something.. He was very slow and sluggish.. He was totally out of it.. It was painful to watch.. If you compare this fight to his last one, against Aurelio, you can tell he was a completely different fighter.. It’s like comparing a champion to a child..

  • hindsightufuk says:

    Rich, couldnt agree more. that wasnt Hermes i was watching last night. looked out of shape, very slow, very sluggish. would like to know what was going on with him.
    Didnt think Triggs stoppage was premature, it was only a matter of time before he went limp, plus Trigg is one of the few fighters i really dont have any time for

  • Makington says:

    It’s pretty logical that Hermes might have had a very bad weight cut, which is his fault, but would account for his performance. He came in a 159, and knowing how close he was, he might have had a very long day in the sauna trying unsuccessfully to work off the extra pounds. It seemed like he didn’t block even one punch with anything other than his face.

  • Bullylover says:

    correct me if i’m wrong but isn’t this the first time griffin has stopped a fight in the octagon.


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