The time is now for 31-year-old Josh Koscheck. The AKA trained fighter has shown a lot of promise in the years since he impressed viewers on season one of TUF. But one gets the sense that it's about time for Josh to fulfill the potential that many in the industry believe he has. Clearly he is an incredible wrestler, having won a NCAA national championship while at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. Facing a fellow wrestling standout on Saturday night, Josh will need to make sure that he's honed his striking skills as well. Josh Koscheck has a professional record of 12-4 with three wins coming by way of knockout and four wins coming by way of submission. The combined career winning percentage of the opponents that he has faced so far in his career is 68.1%.
Frank Trigg has been written off before. The 37 year old has had a career filled with its share of ups and downs. After standout collegiate wrestling career, Frank had his first professional fight back in 1997 and has competed all over the world, winning most of his fights impressively and even putting on a great show in some of his losses. Fans have seen him do battle over the years with some of the biggest names in the sport. It's rare that Frank encounters an opponent with the grappling skills to match his own, but that's exactly what will happen in Dallas on Saturday. Can he still compete at this level? How much more does he have left? These are questions that will be answered in only a few more days. Frank Trigg has a professional record of 19-6 with eight wins coming by way of knockout and six wins coming by way of submission. The combined career winning percentage of the opponents that he has faced so far in his career is 70.2%.
Both of these welterweights are VERY talented wrestlers. I'm thinking that the deciding factor in this one is going to be the striking. I see Koscheck as being the more well rounded striker. I think that his time spent training at AKA has really benefited him and, when he stays focused, he's proven himself to be able to hold his own while standing with most of the fighters in the division. My prediction: Josh Koscheck by knockout in the 3rd. How do you see this fight playing out?