This fighter is currently serving a suspension by an ABC-recognized athletic commission (CSAC, California)
Pro Record: 22-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Team: American Kickboxing Academy
Age: 37
Sex: Male
Height: 5 Feet. 10 Inch(es).
Weight: 155 lbs.
Out of: San Jose, Ca
Born: San Jose, CA

Josh Thomson's Professional Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
09/19/2015 Win Mikel Bronzoulis Bellator MMA 142 Submission Arm Triangle Choke 3 0:39
07/15/2015 Loss Tony Ferguson UFC Fight Night 71: Duffee vs Mir Decision Unanimous Decision 0
07/26/2014 Loss Bobby Green UFC on FOX 12: Brown vs Lawler Decision Split Decision 3
01/25/2014 Loss Ben Henderson UFC on Fox: Thomson vs. Henderson Decision Split Decision 5
04/20/2013 Win Nate Diaz UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez TKO/RSC 2 3:44
05/19/2012 Loss Gilbert Melendez Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals Decision Split Decision 5 Title Fight
03/03/2012 Win KJ Noons Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 12/31/2010 Loss Tatsuya Kawajiri K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2010 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
10/09/2010 Win JZ Souza Strikeforce San Jose: Diaz vs. Noons II Decision Unanimous Decision 3
06/26/2010 Win Patrick Healy Strikeforce: Insider Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 4:27
12/19/2009 Loss Gilbert Melendez Strikeforce Evolution Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
NSF 09/20/2008 Win Ashe Bowman Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion II TKO/RSC 1 1:14
06/27/2008 Win Gilbert Melendez Strikeforce Decision Unanimous Decision 5 Title Fight
NSF 09/29/2007 Win Adam Lynn StrikeForce- Playboy Mansion TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:45
NSF 06/22/2007 Win Nick Gonzalez Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Baroni Submission Rear Naked Choke 1 1:42
12/08/2006 Win Nam Phan Strikeforce 4: Triple Threat Decision Unanimous Decision 5
10/07/2006 Win Duane Ludwig Strikeforce 3: Tank vs. Buentello Submission Guillotine Choke 2 4:36
NSF 07/06/2006 Win Rocky Johnson Professional Fighting Association: Pride & Fury 5 "USA vs. the World" Submission Arm Bar 1 1:55
06/09/2006 Win Harris Sarmiento Strikeforce 2: Revenge Submission Rear Naked Choke 3 3:19
03/10/2006 Loss Clay Guida Strikeforce 1: Shamrock vs. Gracie Decision Unanimous Decision 5
NSF 10/13/2005 Win Enoch Wilson Professional Fighting Association: Pride & Fury 3 Decision
NSF 07/17/2005 Win Daisuke Sugie Pride: Bushido 8 Submission Knee Bar 1 4:35
08/21/2004 Loss Yves Edwards UFC 49: Unfinished Business TKO/RSC Referee Stoppage from Strikes 1 4:32
01/31/2004 Win Hermes Franca UFC 46: Super Natural Decision Unanimous Decision 3
09/26/2003 Win Gerald Strebendt UFC 44: Undisputed TKO/RSC 1 2:45
11/23/2002 Win Rob McCullough World Fighting Alliance 3: Level 3 Decision Unanimous Decision 3
NSF 09/07/2002 Win Kajan Johnson Slam Entertainment: North American Sport Fighting Invitational 1 Submission Strikes 2 4:56
NSF 12/15/2001 Draw Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto Shogun
NSF 03/10/2001 Win Victor Estrada Gladiators Vale Tudo 2 Submission Triangle Choke 2 0:00
NSF 01/18/2001 Win Jason Abajian Bushido 1 KO 1 0:00
NSF 12/04/1999 Win Adam Retilla World Pankration Kickboxing Organization TKO/RSC 1 0:00

Josh Thomson's Amateur Record

Date Result Opponent Event Method Round Time
NSF 03/08/2003 Loss Justin Curtiss American Ultimate Combat Championships 1 Decision 1
NSF 05/04/2002 Win Doug Evans Slam Entertainment: Northwest Submission Fighting Championships Submission Triangle Choke 1 1:38
NSF 01/15/2000 Win Charlie Fortik Millennium Super Fights TKO/RSC
NSF 08/07/1999 Win Karl Zamora Idaho Summer Fight Series 2 KO
NSF 06/19/1999 Win Brandon Shuey Idaho Summer Fight Series 1 TKO/RSC
: Bout results verified by an official State, Tribal, Provincial, or Municipal Commission.
NSF: Non Sanctioned Fight
* : For a variety of reasons, including weight disparity and the demands of entertainment, Exhibition Bouts are held, in which the contest is unscripted and hard fought, but the results do not count on a fighter's Official Record.
NC: Fight Declared No Contest

Fighter Bio


Joshua Joseph "The Punk" Thomson (born September 21, 1978 in San Jose, California) is an American mixed martial arts fighter training with American Kickboxing Academy. He has fought in Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships and America's Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), as well as Strikeforce and the World Fighting Alliance organizations. He is currently Strikeforce's Lightweight U.S. champion.