Josh Thomson StrikeforceNow that Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman is over, the focus shifts to the promotion’s Sept. 29 event in Sacramento, Calif.

The latest bout added to Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy is a showdown between lightweight contenders Josh Thomson and Caros Fodor. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the bout with sources close to the fight.

Thomson (19-5) last fought in a rubber match with Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez, losing a razor thin split decision. Due to that result, he had been rumored for consideration in challenging Melendez for a fourth time. Strikeforce officials decided to give Melendez a new challenger in Pat Healy instead.

Thomson has been in and out of consideration as one of the Top 10 lightweights over the years, but has been hampered in the latter part of his career by injuries.

Fodor (7-2) is one of Strikeforce’s rising young talents. He very well could have been the one fighting in the main event on Sept. 29, but suffered the first defeat of his Strikeforce tenure his last time out, losing to Healy in March.

Thomson first revealed the fight with Fodor to Sherdog.com over the weekend.

Melendez puts his belt on the line against Healy in the Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy main event.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more Strikeforce and MMA news.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Khalil Rountree vs. newcomer Tyson Pedro added to UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

This month’s UFC Fight Night 101 lineup has a late addition.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Ronda Rousey faces off with Amanda Nunes, then storms off stage

  • 25 days ago
  • 10 views

With all eyes on Saturday’s banner UFC 205 event, the promotion figured it would capitalize on the spotlight and pump up it’s year-end blockbuster.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: Fight with Gadzhimurad Antigulov will be a war

  • 20 days ago
  • 15 views

Marcos Rogerio de Lima has competed in Strikeforce and was a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” but he hasn’t been very active during his time with the UFC.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator champ Michael Chandler: Josh Thomson will get retired if he fights me

  • 14 days ago
  • 21 views

After successfully defending his lightweight title against Benson Henderson at this past weekend’s Bellator 165 event, Michael Chandler’s confidence is booming.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Rad read news >>

Fight Night Melbourne: By the Numbers

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

What will happen at UFC Fight Night Melbourne when Robert Whittaker faces Derek Brunson in the main event and Jake Matthews battles Andrew Holbrook in the co-main? We go inside the numbers to break d read news >>

Walt Harris vs. Chase Sherman added to UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix

  • 8 days ago
  • 11 views

The card is taking shape for the UFC’s January return to Arizona.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Paul Daley to face Brennan Ward at Bellator 170

  • 6 days ago
  • 8 views

One of Bellator’s “tent pole” events has added another big clash.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Paul Daley Bout Added to Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Paul Daley will return to the cage at Bellator 170, joining the card that features Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen. read news >>

Reece McLaren Takes Inspiration From Eduard Folayang Ahead of ONE: Age of Domination | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 views

Reece McLaren will be the underdog when he faces Bibiano Fernandes, but he believes he can win a war of attrition with the champ. read news >>

Tim Elliot Wins TUF 24, Faces Demetrious Johnson on Dec. 3 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 49 views

The Ultimate Fighter 24 gathered 16 flyweight champions from organizations around the world to fight for a UFC contract and a title shot against Demetrious Johnson. read news >>