Round 1: Pierce tries to touch gloves but Koscheck has none of that. Pierce goes for a takedown. He presses Koscheck against the cage. Pierce lands a couple of hooks to the body. Koscheck returns the favor. Pierce stomps on Koscheck’s feet. Pierce lands an uppercut and right hand as they separated. Pierce moves forward with punches, all missing, and they clinch. Koscheck presses Pierce against the cage. Koscheck lands a knee to the body. They separate. Koscheck pumps his jab. Pierce lands a right hand. Koscheck lands a right hand. Pierce with a stiff jab. Koscheck throws a high kick that’s blocked. Koscheck is stalking, measuring up his right hand. Pierce goes for a single-leg takedown. The round ends. A very close round. Hard to score that one. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Koscheck.
Round 2: Technical difficulties. Round 2 was very close. Koscheck secured a late takedown to take the round on MMAWeekly.com’s scorecard.
Round 3. Pierce gets a takedown early. Koscheck works his way back to his feet. They clinch and exchange knees to the body. Before long, referee Herb Dean separates them. Koscheck pokes Pierce in the eye. He gets a warning from Herb Dean. Koscheck lands a right hand and a left hook to the body. Koscheck shoots for a double-leg and gets it. Pierce gets back to his feet and lands a spinning back elbow in the closing seconds. MMAWeekly.com scored the round 10-9 for Pierce. The judges will now decide.
The judges score Josh Koscheck the winner by split deicison. The scores read, 28-29, 29-28, 29-28.