This Month’s MMA Birthdays: Josh Koscheck Turns 42

By Brian Knapp Nov 23, 2019

Josh Koscheck was one of the many success stories spawned by Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series in 2005. He will celebrate his 42nd birthday on Nov. 30.

Before he made the transition to mixed martial arts and became one of its most polarizing figures, Koscheck built his reputation on the back of a remarkable amateur wrestling career. He was a four-time NCAA All-American (1999-2002) at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, where he won a national championship during a junior season that saw him compile a perfect 42-0 record. Koscheck still ranks second on the school’s all-time list in career winning percentage (.883), seventh in career falls (27) and eighth in career victories (128). He moved to MMA in 2004 and joined the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster less than a year later. Koscheck made 25 appearances inside the Octagon, pieced together a 15-10 record and fought for the welterweight crown in December 2010, losing a five-round decision to the incomparable Georges St. Pierre. The Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, native did not age gracefully, as he lost his final six bouts before announcing his retirement on June 28, 2018.

Others in MMA celebrating a birthday during the month of November:

NOV. 1

Steve Heath, 47
Larry Ray, 42
Manabu Inoue, 41
Will Dicke, 34
Lauren Barefoot, 29

NOV. 2

Jerry Bohlander, 45
Munah Holland, 45
Cub Swanson, 36
Josh Clark, 35
Jamie Colleen, 35

NOV. 3

Anthony Ruiz, 42
Mackens Semerzier, 39
Gasan Umalatov, 37
Darrell Montague, 32
Eric Cronkhite, 25

NOV. 4

Kenji Osawa, 43
Rustam Khabilov, 33
Sam Toomer, 32
J.C. Cottrell, 30
J.J. Okanovich, 29

NOV. 5

Tamdan McCrory, 33
Davi Ramos, 33
Andrew Huffman, 30
Kevin Holland, 27
Amir Khan, 25

NOV. 6

Demian Maia, 42
Lucas Pimenta Borges, 32
Isaiah Chapman, 30
Chase Sherman, 30
Magomed Magomedov, 29

NOV. 7

Curtis Stout, 46
Ivan Jorge, 39
Marco Polo Reyes, 35
Eric Albright, 33
Veta Arteaga, 32

NOV. 8

Cameron Diffley, 35
Thiago Tavares, 35
Makwan Amirkhani, 31
Allen Crowder, 30
Jordan Espinosa, 30

NOV. 9

Mike Russow, 43
Sean Salmon, 42
Andre Winner, 38
Marcin Tybura, 34
Cody Stamann, 30

NOV. 10

Josh Barnett, 42
Katsuaki Furuki, 39
Francis Carmont, 38
George Roop, 38
David Michaud, 31

NOV. 11

Wesley Correira, 41
Leandro Silva, 34
Lucas Martins, 31
Yana Kunitskaya, 30
Diego Rivas, 28

NOV. 12

Aaron Brink, 45
Lee Murray, 42
Rudy Bears, 41
Kendall Grove, 37
Thiago Silva, 37
Jorge Masvidal, 35
Arianny Celeste, 34
Emmanuel Rivera, 33

NOV. 13

John Hosman, 39
Jared Hess, 36
Matt Major, 36
Abubakar Nurmagomedov, 30
Matt Jones, 28

NOV. 14

Stephen Bass, 37
Keith Berish, 34
Justin Gaethje, 31
Shannon Wiratchai, 31
Manel Kape, 26

NOV. 15

Dylan Andrews, 40
Lisa Ellis, 37
Royston Wee, 33
Josh Shockley, 30
Lauren Mueller, 28
Nadia Kassem, 24

NOV. 16

Delson Heleno, 42
Patrick Cummins, 39
Chris Jones, 38
Benson Henderson, 36
Nicolas Dalby, 35
Tatsumitsu Wada, 31
Yusuke Kasuya, 30

NOV. 17

Emi Fujino, 39
Daniel Stittgen, 39
Dong Hyun Kim, 38
Ildemar Alcantara, 37
Gabi Garcia, 34

NOV. 18

James Jones, 50
Masanori Kanehara, 37
DeAnna Bennett, 35
John Teixeira, 33
Jordan Johnson, 31

NOV. 19

Gerald Harris, 40
Taro Kusano, 36
Josh Stansbury, 35
Ian Entwistle, 33
Erik Perez, 30

NOV. 20

Rickson Gracie, 61
Gan McGee, 43
Chris Camozzi, 33
Kevin Pearson, 33
Delaney Owen, 27

NOV. 21

Mikhail Ilyukhin, 53
Rodney Wallace, 38
Marat Gafurov, 36
Karl Amoussou, 34
Clint Hester, 33
Thiago Santos, 33
Jorge Lopez, 31

NOV. 22

Roli Delgado, 38
Edilberto de Oliveira, 37
Eduard Folayang, 36
Lukasz Klinger, 36
Daniel Weichel, 35

NOV. 23

Don Frye, 54
Charles Bennett, 40
Vinc Pichel, 37
Jason Saggo, 34
Sean Brady, 27

NOV. 24

Mike Goldberg, 55
Mitch Clarke, 34
John Gunther, 34
Josh Hill, 33
Timofey Nastyukhin, 30

NOV. 25

Rob Smith, 48
Mauricio Rua, 38
Alan Jouban, 37
Abdul-Kerim Edilov, 28
Tywan Claxton, 27

NOV. 26

Ediane Gomes, 39
Derek Boyle, 35
Jose Rodriguez, 34
Ruslan Magomedov, 33
Ricky Bandejas, 28

NOV. 27

Ryan Jimmo, 1981-2016
Satoru Sayama, 62
Homer Moore, 48
Brian Ebersole, 39
E.J. Brooks, 34
Lukasz Sajewski, 29
Vicente Luque, 28

NOV. 28

Tony Lopez, 46
Shane Howell, 36
Jessica-Rose Clark, 32
Mike Rodriguez, 31
Patrick Walsh, 31

NOV. 29

Ricardo Almeida, 43
Costas Philippou, 40
Michal Fijalka, 36
James Hammortree, 36
Jamie Yager, 36
Max Griffin, 34
Adrian Yanez, 26

NOV. 30

Jutaro Nakao, 49
Josh Koscheck, 42
Luke Caudillo, 39
Diego Nunes, 37
Klayton Mai, 33
Ivan Cole, 29

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