MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #GSP #Tony Ferguson #Nate Diaz #Kevin Lee #Nick Diaz #Fight Night Rotterdam #Michael Bisping #Darren Till #Holly Holm #Anderson Silva #Demetrious Johnson


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.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Patricky Freire sees Benson Henderson as tough foe, remains bothered by Josh Thomson

  • 29 days ago
  • 16 views

Patricky Freire headlines Bellator 183 against not only a former UFC champion – but also the last guy to beat his own brother. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Has New Weapons for Rose Namajunas | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk promises some new weaponry when she faces Rose Namajunas. read news >>

Thunder Seven - Defining Yushin Okami

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

At UFC RIO on August 27th, history could be made as Yushin Okami faces longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva in an opportunity to become the first Japanese champion in UFC history. read news >>

Felipe Arantes vs. Josh Emmett added to UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

  • 26 days ago
  • 230 views

The upcoming UFC Fight Night 118 event in Poland has a new addition: Felipe Arantes vs. Josh Emmett.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Bellator signs undefeated grappling ace Leonardo Leite

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator’s light heavyweight division has added an undefeated Brazilian standout.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher first bout added to UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno

  • 23 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC Fight Night 123 is taking shape with a lightweight bout between Scott Holtzman and Darrell Horcher.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Joseph Duffy vs. James Vick Added to UFC 217 in New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 7 views

After inking a new multi-fight contract to stay with the UFC, Joseph Duffy has been booked for his next fight as he faces off with James Vick on Nov. 4 in New York as part of the UFC 217 card at Madi read news >>

Kailin Curran-Yan Xiaonan, Gina Mazany-Yanan Wu added to UFC Fight Night 122 in China

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC Fight Night 122, the first UFC event in mainland China, is beginning to shape up with the addition of a pair of women’s bouts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Abdul Razak Alhassan faces Sabah Homasi at UFC 218 in Detroit

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

A pair of welterweight prospects will throw down at UFC 218 looking to rebound.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Fabricio Werdum faces 'zero, zero pressure,' will try to finish Derrick Lewis on mat at UFC 216

  • 18 days ago
  • 12 views

Former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum knows Derrick Lewis can’t match him on the mat, so he plans to take the fight there.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>