Louis Cosce

The Monster

USA

Agrees to April bout
WelterweightUFC
January 13, 2022
Cosce will take on Preston Parsons in a welterweight bout on Apr. 23, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Cosce hasn't fought since his UFC debut loss to Sasha Palatnikov in November 2020. Prior to that, "The Monster" had won all seven of his fights in the first round. Cosce will fight Preston Parsons, who boasts a record of 8-3, but is also 0-1 in UFC fights. Parsons lost in his UFC debut in the first round to Daniel Rodriguez but was on a four-match win streak prior to that loss.
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Stunned in UFC debut
WelterweightUFC
November 21, 2020
Cosce lost to Sasha Palatnikov via TKO (punches) at 2:47 of Round 3 at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
What a disaster. Making his official UFC debut as a whopping -570 favorite, Cosce appeared to be in terrific position for a quick stoppage victory following a few big combinations early in the fight. Palatnikov somehow managed to survive, however, and Cosce's gas tank quickly betrayed him. He was running on fumes throughout the final two rounds and the end result was a crushing defeat that no fighter -- a newcomer or otherwise -- could afford. It's obviously only one bout, but this fight appeared to have exposed a fatal flaw in Cosce's armor. Sure, his power is legitimate, but any competitor who is unable to fight effectively for more than a couple minutes isn't any sort of legitimate contender. On the bright side, he'll still walk away with $50,000 after this matchup was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
Debuting at UFC 255
WelterweightUFC
November 6, 2020
Cosce will make his UFC debut against Sasha Palatnikov at UFC 255 in Las Vegas on Nov. 21, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Cosce is undefeated in seven fights as a professional. He earned a UFC contract after beating Victor Reyna by first-round TKO in the Contender Series in August. In Palatnikov, he'll face another debutant making his eighth career professional fight, though the Hong Kong native has a less impressive 5-2 record.
Gets contract after main-event stoppage
WelterweightUFC
August 18, 2020
Cosce defeated Victor Reyna via TKO (punches) at 1:12 of Round 1 in the main event of Dana White's Contender Series on Tuesday. After the show, he was one of four fighters -- including his brother Orion -- to receive official UFC contracts.
ANALYSIS
Cosce was likely energized by the performance of his brother earlier, as Orion came out and got a third-round stoppage despite entering as a (+325) underdog. Louis kept the family tradition going, getting a first-round stoppage despite entering as a (+150) underdog himself. Louis came out firing and it was evident he was the better striker early. A well-timed shot sent Reyna to the canvas, and a few follow-up strikes forced the referee to jump in. Easy work. Cosce and his brother Orion are both currently fighting at welterweight, but Louis hinted in the post-fight interview that a move to lightweight may eventually be in order. Both brothers also expressed the willingness to fight on short notice. The eagerness and weight class flexibility will both play will with White while he continues to put on frequent cards in a pandemic. Not to mention, both fighters are undefeated with a 100 percent finishing rate.