Healy is as tough as they come at lightweight and owns a number of notable victories in his career. When he took on Thomson he even managed to break two of the Californian’s ribs during a takedown in the opening round of action. However, Thomson’s toughness came through and he found away to gut his way to a submission finish in the fight’s final frame.
This week it was revealed UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant had been once again forced to sit on the sidelines for health-related reasons and watch one of his peers challenge for divisional gold. This time around, it will be former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson aiming for the title with Anthony Pettis laying claim to the gold rather than Benson Henderson. While the UFC on FOX 9 main event has definitely made headlines, there’s much more to Thomson’s crack at the belt than Grant’s misfortune. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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