Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks set for UFC on FOX 3Posted on February 12, 2012, 09:59 PM by Trent Reinsmith
When two wrestlers face off inside the Octagon often times what the fans receive is the exact opposite of what they would expect.
The expectation would be that the fans would be in for a technical battle fought on the ground, a glorified NCAA match where the two fighters look to showcase who has the better skills in the discipline that led them to the upper reaches of the mixed martial arts world. Instead what they tend to receive is a stand up battle, where the fighters look to showcase the fact that they are not just one trick ponies that can only wrestle their way to victory.
Koscheck is 5-1 in his last six fights, taking home Fight Night Bonuses in three of those six bouts. Hendricks is 12-1 in his MMA career and is coming off a Knockout of the Night performance over Jon Fitch at UFC 141, a win that saw him dispatch Fitch in a mere 12 seconds.
As far as their wrestling credentials are concerned, Koscheck was a four-time NCAA All-American at Edinboro University, while Hendricks was a four-time All-American as well, competing for Oklahoma State University.
What do you think LowKick’ers, is will this be a wrestling match or a slugfest and who will walk away the victor?
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