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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

UFC Announces Josh Thomson-Tony Ferguson Fight

Tony Ferguson (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Tony Ferguson has been assigned a stiff challenge, as the rising lightweight has been booked to fight Josh Thomson on July 15th. The UFC has announced that the bout will be part of its Fight Night card on that date, which will go down at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego.

Ferguson (18-3) is coming off a first round, submission win over Gleison Tibau, which was the TUF 13 winner’s fifth straight victory. Ferguson is currently ranked #13 in the UFC’s 155 division.

Thomson (20-7), meanwhile, hasn’t fought since last July, when he lost by split decision to Bobby Green. Since the former Strikeforce champ returned to the UFC in 2013, he’s also incurred a decision loss to Benson Henderson, and scored a stoppage victory over Nate Diaz.

Thomson is ranked #9 in the promotion’s lightweight rankings.

No other bouts have been announced yet for UFC FN 72.

posted by FCF Staff @ 9:20 pm
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