Koscheck was fighting just six and a half weeks after his hard-fought loss to Thiago Alves at UFC 90. That night he struggled in the stand-up game, but tonight he was outstanding on his feet, brutalizing Yoshida with his hands to win an easy first-round knockout. It was a very good showing for Koscheck, one of the Top 5 welterweights in the world.
The Fight for the Troops was a special event put on by the UFC to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which supports the thousands of Americans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout the event, fighters and celebrities appeared to solicit donations for the cause.
UPDATE: Fight for the Troops: Good Show, Good Cause, Nasty Endings for Yoshida, Hill, Al-Hassan
Full undercard results are below.
Justin McCully beat Eddie Sanchez by unanimous decision
Dale Hartt beat Corey Hill by second-round TKO (leg injury)
Ben Saunders beat Brandon Wolff by first-round TKO (strikes)
Steve Bruno beat Johnny Rees by second-round submission (rear-naked choke)
Luigi Fioravanti beat Brodie Farber by unanimous decision
Jim Miller beat Matt Wiman by unanimous decision
Tim Credeur beat Nate Loughran by second-round TKO (rib injury)
Steve Cantwell beat Razak Al-Hassan by first-round TKO (arm injury)
Mike Swick beat Jonathan Goulet by first-round TKO (strikes)
Josh Koscheck beat Yoshiyuki Yoshida by first-round KO (punch).