Josh Thomson Returns to Octagon at UFC on Fox 7, Meets Nate Diaz in San Jose
will return to the Octagon on April 20 to meet Nate Diaz
UFC on Fox 7
The event takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and is
headlined by a lightweight title main event pitting UFC champion
Henderson against final Strikeforce titlist Gilbert
Melendez. The evening’s main card airs live on Fox’s flagship
network and will also see Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix winner
Cormier lock horns with ex-UFC king Frank Mir.
Thomson has not competed in the Octagon for more than eight years.
“The Punk” went 2-1 in a three-fight stint with the promotion from
2003 to 2004 before joining Strikeforce, where he won eight of his
first nine fights and captured the promotion’s lightweight title
from Melendez. “El Nino” would have his revenge in 2009, however,
taking a unanimous decision from the American Kickboxing Academy
standout to snatch the strap back. Thomson was last seen tangling
with Melendez for a third time, dropping a hard-fought split
decision to the reigning champion this past May at “Barnett vs.
Seven years younger than his foe, Diaz, 27, recently came up short
in his title bid against Henderson, falling via unanimous decision
to “Smooth” last month at UFC on Fox 5. The setback snapped a
three-fight winning streak for the Cesar
Gracie Fight Team representative, who bested Takanori
Cerrone and Jim Miller to
earn his title shot against Henderson. Known for his sharp boxing
and excellent submission skills, Diaz has never been finished under
the UFC banner and owns 11 of his 16 career wins by way of
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