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 –


Curious about ethnicity

15 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    “Koscheck” is a Germanized West Slavic name, but from which country would require some digging since apparently it’s present every from Croatia to Polish

  2. dlxzvs says:

    correction caucasian should be changed to european or white

  3. Jini says:

    I agree with Gsp Fans,I myself am a Gsp Fan,you know Koschek may be a cool guy in person,but, the way he kept picking on Gsp wasn’t cool.I admire how Gsp didn’t let it get to him and kept his cool and let his hands do the talking in the ring.koschek was just adding more fuel to the fire and you seen what happened.

  4. The Realist says:

    This reminds me of “EPIC MOVIE”

    A pureblooded african who’s got make-up to look caucasian.

  5. Kid Reed says:

    Koshcheck is the gayest fighter n the ufc. Glad GSP Fucked His Eye Up. Gsp 4 Life!!

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