UFC on FOX 12: Josh Thomson to Battle Michael Johnson
By FCF Staff
Michael Johnson has been hoping for a bout with a top contender, and the UFC has announced that the lightweight will face the #3 ranked, Josh Thomson on July 26th.
The fight will be part of UFC on FOX 12, which will be hosted by San Jose’s SAP Center.
Johnson (15-8) is currently ranked at #10, thanks to consecutive wins over Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau and most recently Melvin Guillard. The Blackzilians’ fighter has gone 7-4 in the UFC to date.
Thomson (20-6), meanwhile, is looking to rebound from a tightly contested, split decision loss to Benson Henderson in January, after he stopped Nate Diaz last April. The former Strikeforce champ is 3-2 in his last 5 contests.
The fight’s announcement comes not long after the UFC confirmed that the July 26th card will also feature Anthony Johnson versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.