UFC On FOX 3: Josh Koscheck Vs. Johny Hendricks

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Round 1: No glove touch to start the main event. Koscheck starts off with a front kick. Koscheck looking to stay at kicking range. Hendricks gets poked in the eye as he charges after Koscheck. The ref doesn’t catch it. Koscheck tagging Hendricks with some hard shots against the cage. Hendricks is firing back, but Koscheck is holding an early edge, landing hard and quick punches. Hendricks continually wiping his right eye. Hendricks denied on a takedown attempt. Hendricks nails Koscheck with a left hand before dropping for the takedown. Hendricks gets him down briefly; Koscheck pops up, but Hendricks keeps him against the cage working knees to the thighs. The reg separates them after a bit. Hendricks lands another solid left hand. Hendricks with a hard right. Neither man seems in for an easy night. Hendricks drops for the takedown, but Koscheck defends with a kimura attempt. Koscheck gets off with a hard flurry that Hendricks answers with a stiff right. Hendricks with two flush punches. Koscheck lands a body kick. Hendricks charges after him with two lefts and a body kick.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck

Round 2: Hendricks lunging after Koscheck with a series of left hands; Koscheck avoids them. Hendricks with an uppercut. Koscheck defends a takedown and briefly threatens with a front choke before spinning to take the back. Hendricks defends and stands up. Koscheck’s right eye is showing damage. Hendricks shoots for a double and bulls Koscheck into the fence. Koscheck defends well and gets to his feet. Hendricks keeping him against the cage, working knees to the thigh. The ref separates them. Koscheck whiffs on an overhand right. Hendricks clips Koscheck with a right uppercut and then sticks two left hands. Hendricks ties Koscheck up, but Koscheck makes him pay for it with two hard elbows. Hendricks breaks free and launches another hard left. Hendricks with a left shovel punch. Thirty seconds left. Hendricks shoots for a takedown behind a left hand. Koscheck defends until the bell.

Fightline scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks

Round 3: They start out swinging, with neither man landing much before Koscheck shoots for the takedown. Hendricks defending as the ref breaks it. Koscheck swings away and gets in some hard shots. Hendricks is still firing back. Hendricks catches Koscheck with a hard punch and starts to unload on him. Koscheck is hurt and his right eye is clearly damaged. He hangs in there and lands a few counters before clinching with Hendricks. Hendricks turns him on the fence and the ref breaks them up. Koscheck with a body kick. Hendricks wobbles Koscheck with a hard knee behind another left hand, but Koscheck powers through it and gets the takedown. Kosheck trying to pass with 1:30 left. Koscheck in half guard working hard for mount. Thirty seconds left. If Hendricks doesn’t get up and do something dramatic, this is Koscheck’s fight. Ten seconds left and Koscheck is riding it out on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck

Johny Hendricks defeated Josh Koscheck via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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