Highlights from Cosce’s fight.

Humboldt native Orion Cosce lost his first official UFC bout yesterday by way of a second-round knockout against underdog Philip Rowe during the prelims of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.

Despite an impressive first round by Cosce, Rowe was able to shake him with a flurry of second-round punches and delivered a knockout punch with 40 seconds left in the round.

“Keeping my head up high,” Cosce shared on social media following the fight. “Fought a great first round. Second round I felt my arm going numb a bit but kept fighting through. Hats off to [Philip Rowe] and his team for overcoming his adversity and finding a way to get the W.”

Cosce’s brother Louis Cosce also lost his UFC debut last year by way of a third-round technical knockout. Both brothers from Weitchpec now hold professional records of 7-1. 

“I still remember every strike that lead to the finish and the feeling of my first ever MMA loss,” Orion Cosce said. “I’ll grow from this and continue to train and overcome this moment just like Goku did. Thank you all for the love and support. Looking to get in there again in a couple of months.”