Thiago Alves vs. Josh Koscheck
Koscheck tries a side kick but slip. Alves rocks Koscheck, forcing him to scramble for a takedown. He eventually regains his composure. Alves lands a high kick but Kos comes back with a small combo of his own. Josh lands a nice overhand right followed by a body shot. Koscheck force Alves against the cage and is looking to take him down. Thiago breaks free and lands some low kicks in the center of the cage. 10-9 for Thiago Alves.
Koscheck misses with an uppercut but begins to throw his hands more. Koscheck throws a high kick that is blocked. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter pins his Brazilian opponent against the fence but the two eventually break free. Alves comes in with a nice kick combination and Josh lands a body shot later. Koscheck attempts another takedown against the fence but is unsuccessful again. Close round. 10-9 for Thiago Alves.
Alves rocks Josh with a combo and he resorts to scrambling for a takedown again. Koscheck recovers only to be greeted by a right hand. Alves landing with the low kicks while Koscheck misses with overhand rights. A left jab inadvertently hits Thiago in the eye, the fight is stopped momentarily. A low kick buckles Koscheck’s left leg. Both fighters exchange and then Alves lands a superman punch. The fight ends with Alves taking Josh down. 10-9 for Thiago Alves.
Thiago Alves def. Josh Koscheck by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)