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Josh Thomson taking on Caros Fodor at September Strikeforce show

With his 34th birthday only a month away and an injury-plagued career thus far, Strikeforce lightweight Josh Thomson knows the time for putting together one more title-run is now rather than meant for revisiting a few years down the road. Fittingly enough, it appears Thomson will in fact face “The Future” in his next fight, as the former divisional champion revealed over the weekend he had agreed to face Caros Fodor on September 29 at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.

Thomson announced the bout during a recent interview with Sherdog.

“The Punk” is coming off a Split Decision loss to title-holder Gilbert Melendez despite many fans feeling as though he’d won the match-up. He holds an overall record of 19-5 including thirteen stoppages and past success against the likes of Melendez, K.J. Noons, Duane Ludwig, Nam Phan, and Gesias Cavalcante.

While Thomson lost to one half of the show’s headlining duo in Melendez, Fodor was last seen falling to the main event’s other participant – Pat Healy. The loss snapped a five-fight winning streak for the 7-2 Fodor.

In addition to Melendez-Healy, next month’s lineup will also feature action from Isaac Vallie-Flagg and Jorge Santiago.

PHOTO CREDIT – STRIKEFORCE

5 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    I still think Thomson won that last fight against Gil, but anyways, if Gilbert beats Healy, will Thomson still get a title shot run? Or will he be put on the back burner since they’ve fought 3 times already.

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Hopefully Eddie Alvarez factors into Melendez’s next title-defense (if he beats Healy).

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  • MCM says:

    Of course Thompson is gonna get another shot at the belt, who doesn’t want to see the Punk vs. Bam Bam?

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  • trupert says:

    I’d like to see:
    Thomson/Fodor winner fight Masvidal (#1 contender)
    Vallie-Flagg/A.Martins winner fight Bobby Green (next in line)
    And see if E.Payan develops into a contender by fighting him against KJ Noons and that winner fights the winner of Wilcox/Hirota (that fight is not a real fight yet, just hoping, it makes sense)

    I’d bring Ryan Couture along slow by fighting him against the struggling GZ Calvacante, then against the winner of a James Terry/Magno Alemeida fight. Other side of that do Conor Huen vs Billy Evangelista winner fights Joe Duarte vs Matt Ricehouse winner. After this eightsome gets do, you should have a contender come out of it. Maybe do a double-elim and once you get your 2nd lost, you’re out of SF, to kinda clean out the riff-raff.

    This should sort of the SF LWs for a year or so. And yes, Brendhan, it would be sweet if Zuffa stuck Alvarez in SF instead of UFC. Win or lose against Healy, I’d do Alvarez vs Gilbert in late 2012.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    i like Josh, always entertaining win or lose, shame most of his career has been plagued by injuries.
    I’d watch him fight anyone

    MCM, i know your comment was tongue in cheek but Punk & Bam Bam did already fight, an entertaining 3 rounder that josh got the choke deep in the third. i’d like to see them go at it again

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