UFC on Fox 3 Results: Following Split Decision Win Over Koscheck, Hendricks Wants Title Shot


Johny Hendricks at UFC 141In the co-main event of UFC on Fox 3, two former four-time All-American wrestlers went to war, as Johny Hendricks took on former no. 1 contender Josh Koscheck.  After a hard, grueling fight, Hendricks was awarded the split decision over the veteran.

Round one saw Koscheck opening with a front kick to the mid section of Hendricks.  Koscheck got the better of the strikes early against Hendricks, who winced in pain in his right eye.  Hendricks went for a takedown against the fence and had Koscheck down, but couldn’t get him flat on his back. Koscheck easily scrambled back to his feet.  For the duration of round one, Hendricks got the better of Koscheck using his patented left hand.

Koscheck got taken down briefly against the fence again in round two, but scrambled back to his feet.   Hendricks got the better of the strikes once again and Koscheck’s right eye appeared damaged, starting to swell up. Hendricks landed with a lead uppercut. To Koscheck’s credit, he put Hendricks against the fence and landed a sweeping elbow just as they broke apart.  Hendricks kept getting the better of the punches, however, and the round closed with Hendricks attempting another takedown.

The third round started with Koscheck going for a takedown, but they end up on the fence. The referee separated them again, and Koscheck tries to back up Hendricks with a right hand, but Hendricks would have none of it and started swinging for the fences.  From there, Hendricks landed  a solid knee, but Koscheck landed a clean takedown, putting Hendricks on his back.  For the duration of the round, Hendricks worked from half guard to get back to his feet, but Koscheck stayed busy grounding and pounding him.

The judges scored the bout (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) for the winner, Johny Hendricks. Hendricks was surprised that Koscheck never really went down at all during the fight, but at the end of the day, Hendricks admires Koscheck’s ability to march forward.

“That’s one tough dude man,” Hendricks said post-fight.  “I hit him with everything  I got and I did everything I could.  Hats off to goes to that dude, man; he’s a real fighter.”

Now with victories over former no.1 welterweight contenders Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck, Hendricks believes he is next in line for a shot at the title.

“Give me that that title baby, I want to bring it home to Texas.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 2 days ago
  • 27 views

UFC veteran Gleison Tibau earned his fifteenth win inside the Octagon on Saturday with a split decision win over Piotr Hallman in the UFC Fight Night 51 co-main event. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- All week long Tony Ferguson and Danny Castillo made it clear they had chips on their shoulders. Both had heard the criticism of the fact their lightweight fight was elevated to read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

SACRAMENTO – Tony Ferguson proved that he was willing to try anything and everything to get a finish. Danny Castillo seemed more aware of the fact that MMA judges might have the final say.Filed under read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

Tony Ferguson kept marching through the lightweight ranks, taking a split-decision nod over hometown fighter Danny Castillo at UFC 177 on Saturday night. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

Renan Barao's last-second hospitalization effectively threw T.J. Dillashaw into a lose-lose situation, but with the livelihood of UFC 177 hanging in the balance, the reigning UFC bantamweight champio read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC featherweight Brian Ortega tested positive for the steroid drostanolone following a win over Michael De La Torre at UFC on FOX 12, according to the CSAC.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC rookie Brian Ortega has tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone following his UFC on FOX 12 win over Mike de la Torre last month. According to Sherdog.com, Ortega, a former RFA feat read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC featherweight Brian Ortega tested positive for Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, following his UFC on FOX 12 victory over Mike de la Torre on July 26 in San Jose, Calif. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 20 views

Following two controversial split decision scores in the first two fights of UFC Fight Night 48 on Saturday, one of the judges was removed from the remainder of the event. read news >>