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Josh Koscheck vs. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson
Round 1: Koscheck landed a left hook and inside leg kick early. Koscheck landed a hard right. Johnson clipped Koscheck with a big right hand that rocked him. Koscheck went for a takedown, but Johnson was able to roll him over. Johnson kneed Koscheck as he was getting up, illegally kneeing a downed opponent and the fight was stopped. Koscheck looks like he might be out, and Johnson was deducted a point. The fight was restarted, and both men touched gloves. Johnson landed some leg kicks, and Koscheck shot at Johnson, but Johnson was able to defend. Koscheck took Johnson down and got his back, but Johnson was able to power out as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-8 (due to the point deduction) for Koscheck.
Round 2: Koscheck poked Johnson early in the eye, causing a short break in the action. Koscheck came out strong once the bout was restarted. Koscheck was teeing away on Johnson, and Johnson got poked in the eye again, causing another pause in the fight. Both guys started banging as soon as the fight was resumed, and Koscheck was able to take Johnson down. Koscheck started raining down short elbows and controlled Johnson. Koscheck went for an arm triangle, and then secured a rear-naked choke causing Johnson to tapout.
Josh Koscheck defeated Anthony Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:47 of Round 2.
After the bout, Koscheck mocked Dan Hardy for thinking he’s the number one contender, saying Hardy hadn’t fought anyone yet. He asked Dana White to match them together for March. Koscheck then said he’s done talking and will talk more shit on his Twitter.