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UFC on FOX 12 live blog: Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green

Josh Thomson and Bobby Green kick things off on the UFC on FOX 12 main card Saturday.
Josh Thomson and Bobby Green kick things off on the UFC on FOX 12 main card Saturday.
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This is the UFC on FOX 12 live blog for Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

Thomson, who has won two of his past five fights, will face Green, who has won seven straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 12 live blog below.


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Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee. Both fighters open orthodox with Green doing some of the pressing. Green grazes Thomson with a punch that connects as Thomson slips, but he stands immediately. Thomson threatens with a switch leg head kick, but it's blocked. An inadvertent eye poke temporarily halts the action. The fight resumes. Good outside leg kick from Green and Thomson blitzes with a series of punches. Thomson attempts a trip in the clinch, but it doesn't work.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-10

Round 2: Body kick from Green scores, but Thomson responds with a series of punches that partially land. Another head kick by Thomson is blocked. Thomson attempts two combos where punches lead into a kicks, only a fraction of which land. The two exchanged right hands, Thomson getting the better of it. Green scores with a good shot to the body, Thomson whiffing on the response. Thomson scores on a takedown, but Green is up. Thomson attempts to re-secure it with a single leg, but Green manages to work out of it and separate.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Thomson

Round 3: Green eats two, now three inside leg kicks. Thomson whiffs on a spinning back fist and Green is still pressing forward. Now Green is pressing Thomson into the fence for a takedown, but it goes nowhere. They separate, but Green lands two nice shots on the exit. Flying knee from Green hits Thomson's body, which he tries to use for a takedown, but it doesn't work. Now a good body kick from Green. The two exchange on the outside until Thomson partially lands with a knee to the body. Green secures a single, but Thomson immediately pops up. The two paw at each other from distance with neither landing anything of significance.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Green and the fight 29-29.

Bobby Green def. Josh Thomson via unanimous decision (29-28 Green, 29-28 Thomson, 29-28 Green)