Fight Night 25: Erik Koch edges Jonathan Brookins via Unanimous DecisionPosted on September 17, 2011, 09:22 PM by Anton Gurevich
WEC prodigy Erik Koch improved his winning streak inside the Octagon with a victory over TUF 13 winner Jonathan Brookins. Koch defended 95% percent of Brookin's takedown attempts, in what was his second appearance under the Ultimate Fighting Championship Banner.
Jonathan Brookins controlled the pace in Round 1, thanks to perfect distance management and dirty boxing at the fence that prevented from Erik Koch to execute his striking gameplan. Koch picked up the pace in Round 2, but Brookins was still able to stall the action with more takedown attempts and clinch work. Round 3 was the same for Jonathan Brookins, but Koch managed to keep the striking-clinch balance to his favor, what eventually ensured his victory in this bout.
Erik "New Breed" Koch is now 13-1 in his MMA campaign.