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UFC on FOX 7 Live Blog: Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson

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Nate Diaz will face Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 7 on Saturday night.
Nate Diaz will face Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 7 on Saturday night.
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This is the UFC on FOX 7 live blog for Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.

Diaz, who has won three of his past four straight fights, will face Thomson, who has won two of his past four fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 7 live blog below.


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Round 1: Mike Beltran is the referee. Diaz pressuring Thomson right away. Thomson right away is using a lot of low leg kicks and on his bicycle. Thomson eats a head kick and keeps pressuring. Left hand scores at range for Diaz, but he eats another head kick. The two clinch and Thomson scores with a knee to the body on the inside. Now Thomson breaks free, but Diaz is all over him. Thomson ducks a punch from Diaz and scores two hard ones of his own. Diaz presses Diaz into the fence, but is taken down. Thomson is unloading on Diaz, but now the two stand.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Thomson

Round 2: Diaz swarms Thomson right away, but lands an accidental groin shot. The action resumes shortly thereafter. Leg kick scores for Thomson and now he has double underhooks pressing Diaz into the fence. Hard elbow and a right hand from Thomson, but Diaz responds with a left. Diaz takes Thomson to the floor, but Thomson stands and lands another hard elbow. The two circle and exchange a few shots before Thomson lands a head kick flush that stuns Diaz. Thomson follows up with punches that drop Diaz. Thomson continues his assault until Diaz goes back and base down, forcing a referee stoppage.

Josh Thomson def. Nate Diaz with TKO (head kick, strikes) at 3:44 of round 2