Archive: Josh Thomson

May 7, 2013 2:58 pm

Gilbert Melendez Wants Fastest Path Back To Title Fight

Following the controversial loss to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson, Gilbert Melendez is eager to get back in the cage and mix it up with the best. ‘El’ Nino’ was featured on MMAWeekly’s Knockout Radio where the Cesar Gracie Jujitsu fighter made it clear he wants top contenders on the lightweight ladder. Melendez said, “There’s a lot of...

May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Cody McKenzie Calls Out Josh Thompson After UFC 159 Win

In a surprising move, current UFC featherweight Cody McKenzie has called out top lightweight contender Josh Thompson after McKenzie’s recent win at UFC 159. Cody has had mixed success in the organization, with his most recent outing a decision win over Leonard Garcia (1-5 in UFC). Hey @therealpunk now that you finally made it back...

May 3, 2013 8:54 am

VIDEO | UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez Phantom Cam Highlights

UFC on FOX: Henderson vs Melendez highlights from the FOX Phantom Cam, a revolutionary high-speed camera rig, shot in mesmerizing super slow-motion. Relive the fight night highlights including Josh Thomson’s TKO of Nate Diaz to Benson Henderson’s successful title defense against Gilbert Melendez in truly mind-blowing slow-mo.

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...

Apr 22, 2013 1:36 pm

UFC on FOX 7 Medical Suspensions Report

The medical suspension list is in for UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez. The event took place this past Saturday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The California Athletic Commission released suspensions earlier today. Benson Henderson, who defended his lightweight title via split decision against Gilbert Melendez, was given a mandatory 7-day term....

Apr 22, 2013 12:02 pm

What’s Next for UFC on Fox 7 Main Event Fighters

  Jordan Mein vs. Court McGee: An exciting Octagon debut to say the least nearly gave Mein his path to victory. He went back and forth with UFC veteran Matt Brown and put a hurting on him at times. Mein (27-9, 1-1 UFC) has dangerous striking and can go toe to toe with nearly anyone...

Apr 22, 2013 9:36 am

UFC on Fox 7 Fighter Salaries: Henderson, Mir, and Melendez Top The List

UFC on Fox 7 took place Saturday, April 20, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The main event featured a lightweight championship battle between current UFC champion Benson Henderson and imported Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez. The numbers below are based on fighter salary information promoters are required to submit to the Athletic Commission....

Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm

UFC on Fox 7 post-fight press conference highlights

On a night filled with noteworthy performances, Saturday’s UFC on Fox 7 was highlighted by the main event, the UFC lightweight title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez. It was Henderson who pulled out a split decision victory in one of the closest fought bouts in recent memory to retain his championship. So to...

Apr 20, 2013 8:15 pm

UFC on Fox 7 Bonus Report: Brown, Mein, Thomson, and Romero take Home $50,000

UFC on Fox 7: Henderson vs Melendez took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose California. After a night full of impressive performances and devastating knockouts, the performance bonuses are as follows: Fight of the Night (FOTN) Bonus: Matt Brown and Jordan Mein Knockout of the Night (KOTN) Bonus: Josh Thomson and Yoel Romero...

Apr 2, 2013 2:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Explains The Keys To Beating Nate Diaz | BJPENN.COM Radio

Former Strikeforce lightweight title challenger Josh Thomson joined BJPENN.COM Radio this past Wednesday, March 27. Currently, Thomson is in training camp at the American Kickboxing Academy for his upcoming fight against Nate Diaz on the UFC on FOX 7 card airing on April 20th. Regarding his preparation and game plan, Thomson was blunt in suggesting...

Apr 2, 2013 10:40 am

Betting Odds: Diaz Opens As -185 Favorite Over Thomson

Nate Diaz is in the right camp to prepare for his next opponent. “The Punk” Josh Thomson, a former Strikeforce lightweight contender will face Nate Diaz (16-8, 11-6 UFC) in a lightweight matchup at the upcoming UFC on FOX 7 April 20 at the HP Pavilion. And while Thomson (19-5) reviews tape on Diaz to...

Mar 28, 2013 10:23 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 3/27/13 – JOSH THOMSON, KING MO (FULL ARCHIVE)

Last night the BJPENN.COM RADIO crew returned to action with UFC on fOX 7 fighter Josh Thomson and Bellator light-heavyweight, King Mo. If you missed the live show you can use the player above to catch the full archived audio. You can also check out the full archive from the great BJPENN.COM RADIO CHANNEL RIGHT...

Feb 18, 2013 11:13 am

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Lands Lead In Film, Does All His Own Stunts | UFC NEWS

  Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson rarely gets the credit he deserves or the acknowledgement of being one of the top lightweights in the world. It may be due to the fact that his first run in the UFC was very brief or because he has dealt with a lot of injuries through the...

Feb 15, 2013 11:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Wants What’s Owed to Him; A UFC Title Shot | UFC NEWS

  To read part one of our exclusive interview with Josh Thomson click here: A few weeks back we had Gilbert Melendez on BJPenn.Com Radio and he alluded to the fact that Nate Diaz was poked in the eye during his UFC lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson, which may hindered his performance. Keep in mind...

Feb 12, 2013 11:06 am

Wednesday Night on BJPenn.Com Radio: Josh Thomson, Vinny Magalhaes & Mark Pavelich| UFC NEWS

  BJPenn.Com Radio returns this Wednesday night with another star studded cast of MMA personalities. Bryan Levick & Mitch Ciccarelli will also preview this Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald card that will held at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The two bantamweights will battle for Barao’s UFC Interim Championship in what...

Jan 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Diaz vs. Thomson set for UFC on Fox 7

By Evan Stoumbelis Nate Diaz is set to face off with former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 7 on April 20th in San Jose. Thomson, a former Strikeforce champion, is making his return to the UFC after an 8 year absence. His last UFC appearance was at UFC 49 in 2004...

Jan 25, 2013 10:06 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Returns on Sunday with Gilbert Melendez, Urijah Faber & Bear Frazer

  BJPenn.Com Radio is back this Sunday night at 7pm eastern with a special post UFC on Fox 6 edition. Hosts  Mitch Ciccarelli and Bryan Levick will be joined by two of the worlds best lightweight fighters and a fellow Long Islander who is as charismatic as they come. Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez will...