Nate Diaz vs. Strikeforce transplant Josh Thomson booked

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The UFC on FOX 7 card continues to fill out as lightweights Nate Diaz and Josh Thomson are set face one another at the event. The news was first reported by CSN Bay Area.

The two will face off on the April 20 card at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. It’s the same location as the show seven years ago, in a bout confirmed Tuesday by UFC President Dana White. For Thomson, it’s his first UFC fight in almost nine years, since losing via head kick to Yves Edwards.

Seven years ago, when Strikeforce had its much-celebrated debut, Josh Thomson was in one of the big fights on the show challenging Clay Guida to become the company’s first lightweight champion.

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