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UFC On FOX 12: Josh Thomson Vs. Bobby Green

ufc on fox 12

Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green

We begin the main card with lightweights, as former Strikeforce fighters Josh Thomson (20-6) and Bobby Green (22-5) meet up.

Round 1: Green with a kick to the lead leg and Thomson smirks back at him. Thomson gets off balance and falls, but Green is unable to capitalize. Green is keeping his hands low and that is something Thomson has to be taking note of. He catches Green with a quick right and Green is talking a lot of smack inside the Octagon. Thomson catches a poke to the eye and he is in pain, on the canvas. After collecting himself, he’s ready to go and so are we. Green continuing to control the Octagon, backing Thomson up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

Round 2: Green laughs and tells Thomson he was “that close” on a head kick. Green proceeds to back him down and lands a good left. Thomson continues to land and Green continues to talk back to him. The crowd ignites for a brief moment and Green goes to work on the body with kicks. Green putting things together and connecting with combos and you can hear him talking to Thomson now. Thomson smiles back and lands a right hand over the top. Thomson with a takedown, but he’s unable to keep Green down and do any damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Thomson

Round 3: Good left to the body by Green, who comes out in a Bruce Lee-like stance. Green fakes a shot and goes low for a takedown, switching to a double and giving up on it. Right hand and a knee to the body connect for Green inside the clinch. Off a failed takedown by Thomson, Green hits him with a good knee inside. We are back to where we have spent the majority of this contest, as Green is controlling the center and talking trash. A cut has opened up under the right eye of Thomson, who fights off a takedown with some big right hands. Wild exchange as both men miss with hooks.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green

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