At this time two years ago in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Tyron Woodley was still trying to prove his worth to the promotion that absorbed his Strikeforce contract, while The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) original Josh Koscheck was clinging to his telegraphed right hand.
Times have certainly changed as the No. 3-ranked UFC Welterweight Woodley (15-3) is in position to fight for a title should he defeat former 170-pound champion Johny Hendricks (17-3) at the UFC 192 pay-per-view (PPV) on Oct. 3, 2015, while Koscheck signed with Bellator.
"The Chosen One" has defeated the likes of Koscheck, Carlos Condit and Dong Hyun Kim en route to his long-awaited showdown with "Bigg Rigg."
The victory over Koscheck marked Woodley's ascension to the top of the 170-pound division in UFC in a big way.
Over the course of their near five-minute exchange in "Sin City" at UFC 167 in Nov. 2013, it was Woodley, who proved to be the stronger fighter. "T-Wood" repeatedly tagged "Kos" with a multitude of right hooks, planting the latter on the canvas twice, before he failed to intelligently defend himself in the closing seconds of round one.
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