UFC 124: Comparing Josh Koscheck And Georges St.-Pierre
Josh Koscheck and Georges St.-Pierre will get their much anticipated rematch on Saturday, and featured columnist Scott Harris does a great job breaking down the fight.
One key factor he looks at is wrestling, which is very close.
"Yes, Koscheck took St. Pierre down in their first fight, and yes, it's a feat that (unless I am wrong) has not been duplicated since," Harris writes. "Koscheck even took a round in that fight. Unfortunately for Kos, though, St. Pierre took him down several times, and won two rounds en route to the unanimous decision victory. Times may have changed, but both men have advanced here, not just one. That's why I see history repeating."
Among the other factors he examines are striking, submissions and stamina. Harris points out that Koscheck has become a more complete fighter, but notes that GSP is "a better complete fighter." He predicts the champ will score a fourth round technical knockout.