"I think his fight is actually going to go everywhere you know? Were both complete fighters you know what I'm saying? We both like to hit people in the face and I believe it is going to be a little bit of everywhere because the later you go in the rounds, the easier it is to get the takedowns and stuff like that. So I think you're going to see that. You are not going to see just another boring wrestling match. I think it's going to be a fun one for everybody to watch and I can't wait."
-- Two of the most accomplished collegiate wrestlers in mixed martial arts (MMA) today will do battle on May 5, 2012, at UFC on Fox 3 when former NCAA Division 1 champion and four-time All American Josh Koscheck will go toe-to-toe with another amateur wrestling champion in Johny Hendricks. Both have parlayed their college wrestling days into successful MMA careers. Hendricks, who is 7-1 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is currently riding a three-fight win streak and coming off of a 12-second knockout over Koscheck's friend and training partner Jon Fitch at UFC 141 last January. Koscheck, on the other hand, has won two in a row and has competed a whopping 20 times inside the Octagon and challenged for the promotion's Welterweight title, coming up short against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 124 a year-and-a-half ago. Though their core lies in wrestling, don't expect a "boring" wrestling match because as Hendricks stated at today's UFC on FOX 3 conference call, the fight will go everywhere. The two 170-pound fighters are not strangers to finishing fights with "Kos" having 10 finishes under his belt and Hendricks coming in with eight. If their wrestling cancels each other out, expect an all-around battle, at least if "Big Rig" has his say in the matter.