The black belt in Bjj and judo Erick Silva entered this fight with a pro mma record of 17-5-0 (82% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.25 welterweight in the world. He fought three times in 2014 beating Takenori Sato (=Silva vs Sato) and Mike Rhodes (=Silva vs Rhodes) but between these two bouts he lost to Matt Brown (Users’ mma Fight of the Year 2014, Brown vs Silva).
His opponent, the black belt in guerilla jiu-jitsu Josh Koscheck, has an official record of 17-9-0 (59% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.93 in the same weight class since he comes off four consecutive losses. He has already fought in 2015 losing to Jake Ellenberger (=Koscheck vs Ellenberger). ‘Indio’ Silva vs Koscheck is on the undercard of Demian Maia vs Ryan LaFlare – UFC Fight Night 62. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs LaFlare
Where: Maracanazinho Gymnasium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
UFC Fight Night 62 fight card (main and best fights):
Demian Maia vs Ryan LaFlare
Erick Silva vs Josh Koscheck
Leonardo Santos vs Tony Martin
Amanda Nunes vs Shayna Baszler
Gilbert Burns vs Alex Oliveira
Andre Fili vs Godofredo Pepey Castro
Katsunori Kikuno vs Edimilson Kevin Souza
Silva’s previous fight: Erick Silva vs Mike Rhodes
Koscheck’s previous fight: Josh Koscheck vs Jake Ellenberger
Silva’s next fight: Erick Silva vs Neil Magny
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