Koscheck edges Pierce in split decision win

source: mixedmartialarts.com
Josh Koscheck Vs. Mike Pierce
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Josh Koscheck <a href=Josh Koscheck" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&s=EEA9791D-1D09-6BFC-E5B4221F29138726.jpg" />
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 16-5-0
Team American Kickboxing Academy
Name Mike Pierce <a href=Mike Pierce" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=0&y=0&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=CA62D3E1-1D09-6BFC-E56B4A4F56EE1E89.jpg" />
Height 5′ 8″ (172.72 cm)
Weight 170 (77.11 kg)
Record 10-3-0
Josh Koscheck defeated Mike Pierce via Split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

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edock02 site profile image  

2/5/12 7:16 AM by edock02

It was a shit fight.I love how its the prelims that are way more exciting these days, maybe its saying something about the young blood wanting to impress and the old crew sitting on their laurels.Poodle needs to expand on his repertoire. A big right hand and being awesome at wresslin isn't enuff these days

fightharder site profile image  

2/5/12 6:36 AM by fightharder

Completely agree with the people thinking Pierce got robbed. He simply out struck Koscheck and really balanced out Koschecks take-downs with his own wrestling.Plus the eye gouging was indeed more then blatant.I want to give Koscheck the benefit of the doubt but he never really stopped the poking (intentional or not).If the Herbster is even dropping the ball their pretty much fucked.There needs to be a commission set up to retroactively change decisions fatally imparted by judging.They should start by declaring that the W for Koscheck should change in at the very least a draw. And please tell me when judges start assessing whether take-down are actually effective. Take-down just for the sake of them really should not carry the weight the obviously doing in the eyes of most judges.If it leads to damage or at least a long-held dominant position (even if it is ''lay and pray'') i understand there value but putting guys against the fence in a spectacular manner does not really make for effective fighting if the control vanishes that quickly and there is no damage dished out either.All in all a disappointing result for Pierce and disappointing performance from Koscheck (to much emphasis on loading up that one big shot).On a closing note,i really do not understand the hate against Koscheck.Granted he is a bit of an ass at times but i really do not think he is especially harmful.Plus his performances are usually pretty good and he isn't mr bland in the interviews.I always be a fan especially since everybody is hating (kind of like with Evans,don't understand that either).

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2/5/12 6:07 AM by Chiron

Been a longtime fan of Koscheck and don't care much for Pierce but that was a gift for Kos and a robbery for Pierce tonight. Only a retard judge would've scored that fight for Koscheck. The judges and scoring in this sport are so fucked up. I knew they'd give it to Kos once he got that takedown in the 3rd, especially cuz it happened later in the round than the takedown Pierce landed and the refs seem to have amnesia for everything that happened in the first half of a round. That or they're giving guys points for starpower. Either way, there's no way Koscheck won that fight. This sport is becoming a joke.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

2/5/12 3:17 AM by Reed Rothchild

Pierce face looked like it got hit with a bat... From Barry Bonds

DaemonDragon site profile image  

2/5/12 12:06 AM by DaemonDragon

97% of the fight was on the feet, where Pierce clearly won in each round.Pierce won round 1.Kos gets outstruck in round 3 but scores a meaningless takedown...but oh wait, Pierce had his own meaningless takedown earlier in the round.Yet Kos wins. Blech. Stupid MMA scoring...again.

Bipolar site profile image  

2/4/12 11:39 PM by Bipolar

The UFC is becoming a farse with its indefensibly atrocious refereeing. If you are going to have rules, enforce them. Consistently.

DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile site profile image  

2/4/12 11:38 PM by DanHendersonsAsymetricSmile

she's like 8 years old there

AttentionDeficitDizzle site profile image  

2/4/12 11:37 PM by AttentionDeficitDizzle

 uh no

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

2/4/12 11:37 PM by Reed Rothchild

Flawless Victory

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue site profile image  

2/4/12 11:35 PM by Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

Kos was the better man