UFC officials announced Friday morning that #3 ranked lightweight Josh Thomson will face #10 lightweight Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX 12.
— UFC (@ufc) May 9, 2014
UFC on FOX 12 takes place July 26 at SAP Center in San Jose. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Josh Thomson has won his last 2 out of four fights. He has two fights in the UFC and has a 1-1 record while fighting in the octagon. He made his debut against Nate Diaz which he won via TKO in the second round (April 2013) He then fought Benson Henderson in January of this year, but lost in a very very close fight ending in a split decision.
As noted, Anthony Johnson (17-4 MMA, 8-4 UFC) will meet fellow light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 12 and will be the headline fight on that card.
Michael Johnson has won his last three fights. He beat Joe Lauzon via Unanimous decision back at UFC Fight Night – Shogun vs. Sonnen in August of 2013, then beat Gleison Tibau via 2nd Rd KO at UFC 168 – Weidman vs. Silva 2 in December of 2012 and finally in his last fight he beat Melvin Guillard via Unanimous decision back at UFC Fight Night – Gustafsson vs. Manuwa in March of this year.
As of now there are only two fights on the card:
* Light Heavyweight bout: Anthony Johnson Vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
* Lightweight bout: Josh Thomson Vs. Michael Johnson