Video: UFC on FOX 7: Thomson/Diaz

As far as returns go, Josh Thomson‘s wasn’t bad. It wasn’t bad at all.

Thomson (20-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC), returning to the UFC for the first time in nine years, stopped recent lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz (16-9 MMA, 11-7 UFC) with a second-round TKO after landing a massive kick to the head.

The two slugged it out early, with Thomson choosing his moments to engage Diaz even as Diaz taunted him to come forward. But in the second, Thomson’s vicious head kick was on the button. It planted Diaz on the canvas, and Thomson was in quick for the finish as Diaz tried to recover in vain.

The lightweight bout was part of the main card of Saturday’s UFC on FOX 7 card at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The main card aired on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook.

Check out the highlights above.

And for complete coverage of UFC on FOX 7, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

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

Related News

Yancy Medeiros meets Li Jingliang at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC’s January return to the “Mile High City” continues to fill up with the addition of a welterweight fight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Holly Holm Ready to 'Make a Statement Again' at UFC 208 (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 15 views

After UFC on FOX 22, Holly Holm discusses how her women’s featherweight title fight with Germaine de Randamie came together and her thoughts on Cris Cyborg. read news >>

Henrique da Silva vs. Johnson, Caceres vs. Knight added to UFC on FOX 23

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC on FOX 23’s fight card is quickly filling with the addition of two new bouts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 loses Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares, adds Alessio Di Chirico vs. Eric Spicely

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

A fight between UFC welterweights Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares has been scratched from UFC on FOX 23.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Joe Rogan: UFC Needs Big, Relevant Fights... How About Nate Diaz vs. Jose Aldo? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 42 views

Although Joe Rogan was initially baffled by a proposed interim lightweight title fight, he realizes that the UFC is currently hurting for big fights. read news >>

Bobby Nash replaces Yancy Medeiros, meets Li Jingliang at UFC on FOX 23

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC newcomer Bobby Nash has replaced Yancy Medeiros and is slated to meet fellow welterweight Li Jingliang at UFC on FOX 23.Filed under: News read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 23

  • 2 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC Fight Night 103 is in the books. The results are as follows, via Bleacher Report's Craig Amos: Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn, TKO (Round 2, 0:24) Joe Lauzon def. Marcin He read news >>

UFC on FOX 22 medical suspensions: Paige VanZant out 45 days

  • 29 days ago
  • 59 views

Although she didn’t take much damage from punches, the California State Athletic Commission has suspended UFC on FOX 22 headliner Paige VanZant 45 days for getting put to sleep by Michelle Waterson.F read news >>

Report: Marcos Rogerio de Lima meets newcomer John Phillips at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

The UFC’s January return to the “Mile High City” has another addition to the card.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Michelle WatersMichelle Waterson's Upset of Paige VanZant Draws Best UFC on FOX TV Ratings in Yearson's Upset of Paige V

  • 28 days ago
  • 16 views

Saturday's UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Waterson was the best performing UFC event on FOX in years. read news >>