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Friday, May 09, 2014

UFC on FOX 12: Josh Thomson to Battle Michael Johnson

Johnson (photo via Spike / UFC)

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.


posted by FCF Staff @ 12:43 pm
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