Koscheck, Yoshida Weighed In for the Troops

By Sherdog.com Staff Dec 10, 2008
Only 45 days removed from his Oct. 25 tussle with Thiago Alves at UFC 90, Josh Koscheck stepped back onto the scales at the Sports USA Bar in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for the official weigh-ins for UFC “Fight for the Troops.”

The American Kickboxing Academy protégé weighed in at 171 pounds for his welterweight bout against judoka Yoshiyuki Yoshida, who also came in at 171 pounds.

Koscheck (11-3) will look to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to number-one contender Alves, while Yoshida (10-2) returns to the Octagon from a seven-month layoff after an injured Karo Parisyan withdrew a day before their intended UFC 88 clash last September.

In the night’s co-headliner, Koscheck’s teammate Mike Swick also checked in at 171 pounds. Former middleweight Swick (15-4) faces Canadian striker Jonathan Goulet (22-9), also 171 pounds, in his third welterweight go.

Proceeds from “Fight for the Troops” will benefit The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a not-for-profit organization that provides financial support to the families of deceased and severely wounded U.S. Armed Forces veterans. The Fund plans to build the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, to treat military personnel and veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI).

“Fight for the Troops” will broadcast live Wednesday on Spike TV at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST.

UFC “Fight for the Troops” Weigh-In Results

Josh Koscheck (171) vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida (171)
Jonathan Goulet (171) vs. Mike Swick (171)
Razak Al-Hassan (205) vs. Steve Cantwell (206)
Matt Wiman (156) vs. Jim Miller (156)
Brodie Farber (174) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (173.5)*
Johnny Rees (169) vs. Steve Bruno (171)
Brandon Wolff (170) vs. Ben Saunders (170)
Nate Loughran (185) vs. Tim Credeur (186)
Dale Hartt (156) vs. Corey Hill (155)
Justin McCully (228) vs. Eddie Sanchez (246)

* Farber and Fioravanti will fight at a 173-pound catch-weight.
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