Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/3/12
Josh Koscheck (16-5) vs. Mike Pierce (13-4) In welterweight action, "The Ultimate Fighter" winner Koscheck faces an unheralded adversary in Pierce, who could seize a major opportunity on Saturday night. The 34-year-old Koscheck, a former NCAA Division I champion and four-time All-American, knocked out UFC hall of famer Matt Hughes in September. The American Kickboxing Academy product was returning from an extended layoff as he underwent corrective surgery to repair a broken orbital bone suffered in his bout with UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in December 2010. Koscheck has been a staple in the UFC since 2005, defeating the likes of Diego Sanchez, Chris Lytle, Frank Trigg, Anthony Johnson and Paul Daley to prove his worth as an evolved mixed martial artist. Early in his UFC journey, Koscheck was dubbed a one-dimensional wrestler. But the Pennsylvania native has knocked out numerous opponents with his heavy hands and has also earned his Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown be...
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