delivered a pair of devastating knockout punches to beat Yoshiyuki Yoshida
tonight at the UFC Fight for the Troops in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
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 decisionJim Miller beat Matt Wiman by unanimous decisionTim 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)