Josh Koscheck is a professional Mixed Martial Artist from the United States of America best known for his stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC where he fought as a Welterweight.
Making his debut for the promotion in the first ever season of the popular reality show The Ultimate Fighter, Kos went on to have 22 fights for the promotion between 2005 and 2014.
Koscheck began to wrestle when he was just five years old, but quit for a time after turning twelve in order to concentrate on his studies. But he resumed training in his teens and became a successful wrestler at college level. He earned four straight NCAA Division I All American titles, being placed 4th, 2nd, 1st and 3rd respectively and was also awarded the PSAC Wrestler of the Year on three occasions.
His first appearance in the UFC came as a Middleweight fighter in The Ultimate Fighter. He started off by defeating Chris Leben via a decision only to lose to Diego Sanchez in the semi finals. Since, 2006, Josh Koscheck made a significant change in his career after moving to the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) which he credits for improving his technique as a kickboxer.
Koscheck also spent a part of 2010 coaching and grooming the up and coming fighters in The Ultimate Fighter before landing a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship against George St. Pierre at UFC 124. The build up was hyped up mainly due to the American’s animosity towards Rush which stemmed from his loss at his hands back at UFC 74.
But Josh Koscheck failed to do any better this time around as well and suffered another defeat in what would turn out to be his last shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship and any UFC gold in his career.