UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown took place July 26, 2014 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Top-15 ranked lightweight contenders Bobby Green (23-5) and Josh Thomson (20-7, 1 NC) squared off in a main card bout, which aired live on FOX. Catch the video highlights above.
For more on Green's upset win, check out the play-by-play by MMAFighting.com's own Luke Thomas.
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.
UFC on FOX 12 results: Bobby Green def. Josh Thomson via unanimous decision (29-28 Green, 29-28 Thomson, 29-28 Green)