In the first fight we all know Josh koscheck was totally caught off guard by GSP's wrestling the wrestler game plan. Koscheck was caught up in the moment and was controlled for the first time in his own world. Even though GSP won a clear unanimous decision victory, Koscheck sustained little to no damage and was able to win one of the rounds by putting GSP on his back and inflicting some GnP which was the only round I can recall that GSP has dropped since.
Going into this title fight Josh Koscheck will force GSP into a kickboxing match he will use his wrestling to avoid being controlled by GSP again. There is no suprise element to this fight and koscheck knows exactly what skills GSP is bringing to the table . For the first time in a long time GSP will not be able to take his opponent down at will. koscheck has the more powerful punches and will look to out kick box GSP and ultimately land that over hand right. Koscheck may even go for a timely well set up takedown himself to steal rounds.
This fight will all come down to who is the better striker, who can inflict damage in the clinch and who has more stamina. If GSP gets the better of koscheck on the feet then its ganna be a short night for kos. But I really believe Koscheck will be coming in to this fight with a nothing to lose attitude, he is ganna let it all hang out he knows this is more than likely his last chance to be a champion in the UFC. I also believe since they last met Koscheck is the more improved all around fighter.
I'm looking forward to the ultimate fighter show and this fight where I believe Koscheck has a very good chance of becoming the next ufc WW champion.