Josh Koscheck KOs Matt Hughes with :01 second left in 1st round

by Steve Cofield | source:

It's been a rough 18 months for the buidling blocks of the UFC. Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture are done after suffering bad knockouts in their final fight. Matt Hughes may be joining them soon after falling to Josh Koscheck at the very end of the first round at UFC 135 in Denver, Co.

Just Liddell like did in his final fight against Rich Franklin, Hughes was more than holding his own. But when older fighters get popped with a good shot, they can't take it like they used too.

Hughes was landing some good shots and targeting Koscheck's right eye with some good jab, but everything turned when he absorbed some nasty right hands in the final minute of the round. Hughes eventually went down in the final seconds of the first. Koscheck jumped on top and poured it on. He landed two big hammer fists with five seconds left and Hughes went limp.

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Josh Koscheck Vs. Matt Hughes
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Josh Koscheck <a href=Josh Koscheck" src="" />
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 15-5-0
Team American Kickboxing Academy
Name Matt Hughes <a href=Matt Hughes" src="" />
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 185 (83.91 kg)
Record 43-8-0
Team The H.I.T. Squad
Josh Koscheck def. Matt Hughes via KO (punches) - Round 1, 4:59


tags: Josh Koscheck (detail)  Matt Hughes (detail)  UFC 135   


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kid chaos site profile image  

9/24/11 11:18 PM by kid chaos

Thank you, yeah hopefully he retires  

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9/24/11 11:00 PM by Jen The OCaholic Jameson


Devlyn site profile image  

9/24/11 10:59 PM by Devlyn

In the interview with Joe he was talking about the standup, saying we start standing five times. Still a bit out of it from the KO, still thinks in terms of championship fights.Was never a big Hughes fan, but felt kind of bad for him, seems like it's going to be hard for him to let it go. Getting to the point that it's just scary every time he takes another KO loss, hopefully his camp, friends, family etc talk him out of any more 'one last' fights.

kid chaos site profile image  

9/24/11 10:53 PM by kid chaos

 missed this fight, what happened 5 times?

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9/24/11 10:53 PM by Chimonos Revenge


diggity site profile image  

9/24/11 10:50 PM by diggity

Agreed on that. Sad to see that happen to Hughes. Koschek didn't seem like a total tool either.

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9/24/11 10:47 PM by Perfer Et Obdura

Mazzy Star - Into DustSuch a great song

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9/24/11 10:46 PM by DrunkenBatman

Hughes, cro cop, loser Has to leave earth.

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9/24/11 10:46 PM by Madmuzzy

Hughes 'i am going to ask ufc to put me on the shelf' , hughes mate i hope that shelf breaks and u fall into retirement pls dont follow sakuraba.

Mihow site profile image  

9/24/11 10:45 PM by Mihow

glad this fight happened ... almost forgot why I was watching mma after the heavies