Tyron Woodley demolished Josh Koscheck tonight at UFC 167 as the two welterweight’s went toe-to-toe in the first round of their fight.
Woodley comes out of the gate strongly, landing a strike that appears to hurt Koscheck straight away. He lands a few more strikes an Koscheck is forced to attempt a takedown against the cage to buy him some time to regain his bearings.
The referee breaks them after a pause in the action and they get back to it on the feet.
Woodley connects with a nice right hand. They exchange at close range and Koscheck appears to connect which causes Woodley to back away.
These two are really letting their hands go now and Woodley smashes him with another punch that sends him to the mat.
Woodley lands some vicious ground and pound and Koscheck looks close to being stopped here, but somehow manages to hang on. Woodley gets him up against the cage, but he’s not able to be quite as effective and eventually the ref stands them up again.
Back to it they go and Koscheck is still happy to get in there and exchange. That proves to be a disastrous move for him though as woodley crushes him with a huge right hook that completely buckles Koscheck’s legs, so much so that he almost goes into a deep squat position before another punch puts him flat on his back unconscious!
Spectacular KO win for Woodley then with 4.38mins of the first round gone, and that’s the kind of finish that’ll get him noticed in the welterweight division.
As for Koscheck, he threw caution to the wind and paid a costly price, and with three losses in a row on his record his future in the UFC may now be in doubt.