and both came into tonight (Feb. 28, 2015) sporting awful back-to-back-to-back losing streaks, meaning that something had to finally give after they collided inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
And it was Koscheck's windpipe.
Koscheck ran out to the center of the Octagon andcontinued to fight off a second attempt.
Koscheck kept busy with foot stomps and knees to the body along the cage before
Ellenberger landed a another nice shot and Koscheck -- who now looks super tentative -- smiled in response. The round ended with Koscheck playing keep away after a strong first half.
To start the second, Koscheck immediately dove in for another takedown, but
Stiff jab from
It turned out to be a terrible idea.
Ellenberger secured a tight choke, flipped over Koscheck, and strangled him on that mat. Koscheck flailed to escape, but
Incredible submission on a very experienced fighter.
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