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Team American Kickboxing Academy
Age 41
Gender Male
Height 5' 10"
Weight Class Lightweight

Josh Thomson is a MMA fighter with a professional fight record of 23 wins, 9 losses and 1 draws

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 23-9-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 17 years, 2 months, 13 days
Rounds Fought 70.6
Avg. Fights/Year 1.9
Longest Layoff 1 year, 2 months, 28 days
Quickest Turnaround 3 weeks, 6 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 7 9 7
Losses 2 0 7
Finish Rate 69.6%
Finished Rate 22.2%
Win by Decision Rate 30.4%
Loss by Decision Rate 77.8%
Win by KO Rate 30.4%
Loss by KO Rate 22.2%
Win by SUB Rate 39.1%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO 01:14
Fastest SUB 01:42
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 1.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 09:14
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 3.1
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 15:34
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 02/18/2017 L
(23-8-1)
Patricky Freire
(16-8-0)
LW
(155.2 vs. 155.9)
KO (Strike)
Bellator MMA 172
2 0:40
Official MMA Fight Results 12/04/2015 W
(22-8-1)
Pablo Villaseca
(9-1-0)
LW
(155.4 vs. 155.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Bellator MMA 147
2 3:59
Official MMA Fight Results 09/19/2015 W
(21-8-1)
Mikel Bronzoulis
(18-8-1)
MW
(185.0 vs. 185.0)
Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)
Bellator MMA 142
3 0:39
Official MMA Fight Results 07/15/2015 L
(21-7-1)
Tony Ferguson
(18-3-0)
LW
(155.5 vs. 156.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC Fight Night 71: Duffee vs Mir
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 07/26/2014 L
(21-6-1)
Bobby Green
(22-5-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.5)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC on FOX 12: Brown vs Lawler
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/25/2014 L
(21-5-1)
Benson Henderson
(18-3-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
UFC on Fox: Thomson vs. Henderson
5
Official MMA Fight Results 04/20/2013 W
(20-5-1)
Nate Diaz
(16-8-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs. Melendez
2 3:44
Official MMA Fight Results 05/19/2012 L
(20-4-1)
Gilbert Melendez
(20-2-0)
LW
(153.0 vs. 153.0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 03/03/2012 W
(19-4-1)
KJ Noons
(11-4-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 156.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey
3 5:00
NSF 12/31/2010 L
(19-3-1)
Tatsuya Kawajiri
(27-6-2)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
K-1 - Dynamite!! Power of Courage 2010
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/09/2010 W
(18-3-1)
JZ Souza
(15-3-1)
LW
(155.2 vs. 155.8)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce San Jose: Diaz vs. Noons II
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 06/26/2010 W
(17-3-1)
Patrick Healy
(20-14-0)
LW
(155.2 vs. 155.2)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Strikeforce: Insider
3 4:27
Official MMA Fight Results 12/19/2009 L
(17-2-1)
Gilbert Melendez
(16-2-0)
LW Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce Evolution
5 5:00
NSF 09/20/2008 W
(16-2-1)
Ashe Bowman
(1-0-0)
TKO/RSC
Strikeforce - Playboy Mansion II
1 1:14
Official MMA Fight Results 06/27/2008 W
(15-2-1)
Gilbert Melendez
(14-1-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce
5 5:00
NSF 09/29/2007 W
(14-2-1)
Adam Lynn
(11-7-0)
LW TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
StrikeForce- Playboy Mansion
1 4:45
NSF 06/22/2007 W
(13-2-1)
Nick Gonzalez
(12-5-0)
LW
(154.0 vs. 155.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Baroni
1 1:42
Official MMA Fight Results 12/08/2006 W
(12-2-1)
Nam Phan
(12-2-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 154.5)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce 4: Triple Threat
5 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 10/07/2006 W
(11-2-1)
Duane Ludwig
(13-5-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Strikeforce 3: Tank vs. Buentello
2 4:36
NSF 07/06/2006 W
(10-2-1)
Rocky Johnson
(2-1-0)
Submission (Arm Bar)
Professional Fighting Association: Pride & Fury 5 "USA vs. the World"
1 1:55
Official MMA Fight Results 06/09/2006 W
(9-2-1)
Harris Sarmiento
(20-13-0)
LW
(154.5 vs. 155.0)
Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Strikeforce 2: Revenge
3 3:19
Official MMA Fight Results 03/10/2006 L
(9-1-1)
Clay Guida
(18-4-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
Strikeforce 1: Shamrock vs. Gracie
5 5:00
NSF 10/13/2005 W
(8-1-1)
Enoch Wilson
(5-1-0)
Decision
Professional Fighting Association: Pride & Fury 3
NSF 07/17/2005 W
(7-1-1)
Daisuke Sugie
(7-5-2)
Submission (Knee Bar)
Pride: Bushido 8
1 4:35
Official MMA Fight Results 08/21/2004 L
(7-0-1)
Yves Edwards
(26-8-1)
LW
(156.0 vs. 154.5)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
UFC 49: Unfinished Business
1 4:32
Official MMA Fight Results 01/31/2004 W
(6-0-1)
Hermes Franca
(8-0-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 46: Super Natural
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/26/2003 W
(5-0-1)
Gerald Strebendt
(6-2-0)
LW
(154.0 vs. 154.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 44: Undisputed
1 2:45
Official MMA Fight Results 11/23/2002 W
(4-0-1)
Rob McCullough
(2-1-0)
LW
(155.0 vs. 155.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
World Fighting Alliance 3: Level 3
3 5:00
NSF 09/07/2002 W
(3-0-1)
Kajan Johnson
(3-1-0)
Submission (Strikes)
Slam Entertainment: North American Sport Fighting Invitational 1
2 4:56
NSF 12/15/2001 D
(3-0-0)
Norifumi Yamamoto
(3-0-0)
Draw (No Contest Due to a Groin Kick)
Shogun
NSF 03/10/2001 W
(2-0-0)
Victor Estrada
(0-3-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Gladiators Vale Tudo 2
2 0:00
NSF 01/18/2001 W
(1-0-0)
Jason Abajian
(0-1-0)
KO
Bushido 1
1 0:00
NSF 12/04/1999 W
(0-0-0)
Adam Retilla
(0-0-0)
TKO/RSC
World Pankration Kickboxing Organization
1 0:00
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class

Amateur Career Statistics

Amateur Record 4-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 3 years, 8 months, 17 days
Rounds Fought 3.9
Avg. Fights/Year 1.4
Longest Layoff 2 years, 3 months, 19 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 month, 19 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 3 1 0
Losses 0 0 1
Finish Rate 100.0%
Finished Rate 0.0%
Win by Decision Rate 0.0%
Loss by Decision Rate 100.0%
Win by KO Rate 75.0%
Loss by KO Rate 0.0%
Win by SUB Rate 25.0%
Loss by SUB Rate 0.0%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

1 Loss

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:00
Fastest KO -
Fastest SUB 01:38
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 0.1
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 00:24
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 3.3
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 10:00
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Amateur Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
NSF 03/08/2003 L
(4-0-0)
Justin Curtiss
(4-1-0)
Decision
American Ultimate Combat Championships 1
1 10:00
NSF 05/04/2002 W
(3-0-0)
Doug Evans
(1-1-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Slam Entertainment: Northwest Submission Fighting Championships
1 1:38
NSF 01/15/2000 W
(2-0-0)
Charlie Fortik
(1-0-1)
TKO/RSC
Millennium Super Fights
NSF 08/07/1999 W
(1-0-0)
Karl Zamora
(0-0-0)
KO
Idaho Summer Fight Series 2
NSF 06/19/1999 W
(0-0-0)
Brandon Shuey
(2-1-0)
TKO/RSC
Idaho Summer Fight Series 1
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class