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Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce set for UFC Fight Night 20

Josh KoscheckYou can add a welterweight match-up between Josh Koscheck and Mike Pierce to the slew of bouts recently revealed for the yet to be announced UFC Fight Night 20 card.

Koscheck recently announced that he would be facing off with Pierce via his Twitter account.

The event is expected to take place in Fairfax, Virginia on January 11 and airing live on Spike TV.

Koscheck will be looking to make it two in a row in the Octagon coming off the heels of his first round TKO shutout of Frank Trigg during UFC 103. Kos sports an impressive Octagon record of 15-4, with wins over the likes of Diego Sanchez, Dustin Hazelett, Chris Lytle and Yoshiyuki Yoshida during his time spent with the UFC.

Training out of The Braveheart Fight Club alongside fellow UFC fighter Ricky Story, Pierce is fresh off of the most impressive victory in his 10-1 career, defeating Brock Larson via unanimous decision in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 19.

  • dpk says:

    Looks like Joe Silva has been busy this week. This should be a good match-up, I was shocked when Pierce beat Brock Larson, so this is his chance to really break into the top 10. I think Kos will take this, he is better than Pierce at wrestling, and has an all around game. I guess the couldn’t get Matt Hughes interested in fighting Kos.

  • BiG BaD BuLL says:

    if I were Hughes, I wouldn’t be interested in a guaranteed loss either. The game has evolved too much for Hughes to be considered relevant anymore. He was anexceptionally dominant champion, but lost his aura of invincibility.

  • Angry Mike says:

    What does this say about UFC’s plans for Koschek? Pierce may be an interesting prospect, but he’s not at Koschek’s level. And there was no way Trigg was up to Koschek. Do these fights help build a case for a title shot for Koschek? It doesn’t seem like it to me, because neither Trigg nor Pierce are contenders. So what’s the point?

  • edub says:

    Hells yeaa!!!

    This card is shaping up to be pretty sick. Cant wait to go!

  • submit662266 says:

    Kos should do fine here.

    I agree with Mike, Kos has been impressive the last couple years (outside of one knockout loss). A match-up with Hardy, Daley, or one of the other top ww would do more for his own trek toward a title.

  • BillyWarhol says:

    Yeah Kos is a very good Fighter so it should be an exciting Fight! Kos by KO round 2!!

  • Makington says:

    I don’t even know why Kos would take this fight, unless he is just trying to make himself look good beating much lower competition. This really won’t raise his stock if he wins. We also know that he is capable of huge underdog defeats like what happened with Paulo Thiago. This is just a stupid fight for him if he really does want to get another shot at the belt. The real problem is that 3 of the top 5 Welterweights are partners (Kos, Swock, Fitch) so it’s hard to get a true contender when they refuse to fight. I mean, it’s not like you joined a fighting sport to actually fight, right?


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