Josh Koscheck is almost 40-years old, but it's hard to think of him like that. He'll always be that young, brash dude with the frizzy blonde hair who had one-punch knockout power. Koscheck graduated from the first season ever of The Ultimate Fighter, then sprawled n' brawled up the ranks knocking out Matt Hughes and submitting Anthony Johnson(?!) in the process. However, he never held UFC gold. Now, Koscheck starts a new chapter and perhaps his last run at a title in Bellator on Saturday, Feb. 19th.
"Koscheck will be making his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut after signing with the Viacom-owned promotion in 2015. Prior to the signing, “Kos” competed under the UFC banner for nearly a decade, compiling 15 wins and nine finishes. Now, the 39-year-old Dethrone Base Camp product hopes to soar to the top of Bellator MMA’s stacked welterweight class and add to his impressive resume of 17 career victories." — via official Bellator press release.
We don't need a press release to tell us that the end game here is a rematch with Paul Daley. The win over Daley at UFC 113 was what gave #JoshKoscheck his shot at #GeorgesStPierre for the UFC welterweight title. That's not why people remember the fight though, it's stuck in our mind because Daley was so pissed off that he gave Koscheck a mean left hook long after the fight was over, then referee Dan Miragliotta just about took him out.
"Never one to mince words, Koscheck has made it clear that he hopes to once again meet Paul Daley inside the cage, but first, the Fresno, Calif. native must get through Alonso on Feb. 18 when he returns to action on Spike."