Josh Koscheck

07/30/2011 – Caín Velasquez, Josh Koscheck – Caín Velasquez 29th Birthday Celebration at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas on July 30, 2011 – XS Nightclub at The Encore Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, NV, USA – Photo Credit: Santiago Interiano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Joshua D. Koscheck

Place of Birth: Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1977

*father – African-American
*mother – Polish, English

Josh Koscheck is an American mixed martial artist. He fought at Welterweight for the UFC and Bellator MMA. Appearing on the show The Ultimate Fighter, he fought for UFC 25 times from 2005 to 2015, with a UFC record of 15–10. Josh was a decorated collegiate wrestler and an NCAA Division I All-American. As an MMA fighter, he brought a strong wrestling base with improved striking skills, making him a top welterweight fighter. He is nicknamed “Kos.”

Josh is married to reality agent Tiaira Nowlin.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was Charles W. Koscheck/Kosczuk (the son of Joseph Kosczuk and Anna Alchonuski/Olchanowski/Olkanowski). Charles was born in Fredericktown, Pennsylvania, to Polish parents. Anna was the daughter of John Olkanowski and Rosalia. Charles was raised by adoptive parents, Steve Barnhart and Ann.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was Loretta V. Rush (the daughter of Joseph Clinton Rush and Dora H. Headley). Loretta was born in Khedive, Pennsylvania. Joseph was the son of Joseph Abraham Rush and Sarah Ann Morris. Dora was the daughter of William Headley and Mina F. “Minnie” Hull.

Source: Genealogies and obituaries of Josh’s maternal grandparents, Charles W. Koscheck/Kosczuk and Loretta V. (Rush) Koscheck –


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15 Responses

  1. miss america says:

    His a sweetheart!!! Have u met him in person!! Dnt judge cause apparently ur the cocky assos!!! If u guys dnt like him y r u wasting ur time blogging about him!! Fuck off!!!

  2. Mr. Hardy says:

    The sport needs bad guys. They make the fight more interesting. People tune in and the ufc makes millions from people waiting to see the outcome. I enjoy what he has done for the sport. His last fights were very entertaining. GSP is good but I didn’t care 2 see him out wrestle another fighter for 5 boring rounds again… the bad guys draw attention for the sport.

  3. Timmdogg says:

    I was soooo glad to see this fool get his arse whipped by GSP! He is such a douche and always trying to belittle others – even the medical assitant guy in Ultimate Fighter was going to put a “whomping” on his arse! He is what the sport is not about, especially with “bullying” making headlines on a national level. I am sooo thrilled GSP kept his wits and let his hands worked their magic and magic it was! Look at the fools eye – now, who’s the little bitch and believe me, it’s not GSP,,,HAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  4. John says:

    “Koscheck was once quoted saying “Matt Hughes is slow, he’s a farm boy and he’s white.” This comment about the former UFC welterweight champion caused some outrage over the internet.”

    Funny statement after GSP (whitest guy on the planet) pummeled him last night

    I wrestled at Waynesburg and Josh was cocky and arrogant then. Maybe he will learn to be humble now that a slow white boy whipped him badly.

    • Amber Berg says:

      Actually GSP aint the whitest guy on the planet because he loves black people and black women, Gabrielle Union is his dream women- So dippin in all that chocolate probably gave him his fast fight style lol!

  5. Dave says:

    He’s actualy 1/2 asshole 1/2 douchebag

    • Ashley says:

      HA… ain’t that the truth!!! the whole time he was on TUF he proved how much of an asshole/ douchebag he really is… the way he disrespected GSP on TUF will be the same way karma (GSP) comes back to kick him in his ass!!! and it will be a well deserved beating I don’t wanna miss… ;)

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