UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck will attempt to avoid a dreaded three-fight losing streak this November when the Ultimate Fighter original takes on Tyron Woodley at UFC 167. Koscheck is coming off consecutive stumbles against Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler marking the first time in his career he’s dropped back-to-back bouts.
UFC officials have confirmed the match-up’s addition to the November 16 card. It is the third high-profile pairing of 170ers booked for the show with Lawler-Rory MacDonald and Hendricks-Georges St-Pierre serving as the other two.
The 17-7 Koscheck is a hard-nosed wrestler with knockout power, owning past wins over the likes of Paul Daley, Anthony Johnson, and Matt Hughes. Ten of his wins have featured some form of finish.
In Woodley, “Kos” will face an 11-2 grappler with similar skills on the mat and improving stand-up. He was last seen losing a questionable Split Decision to Jake Shields but plastered Jay Hieron less than a minute into Woodley’s Octagon debut.