Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson
Round 1: Thomson switching stances. Thomson lands an outside leg kick. he circles on the outside. Thomson delivers another outside leg kick. Diaz moves in with a right hand. Thomson continues to work the lead leg of Diaz. Diaz moving forward. Thomson keeps changing stances, back and forth. He lands a jab to the thigh of Diaz. Thomson lands a high kick to the face of Diaz. Diaz eats it and keeps moving forward. Diaz lands a straight left. Thomson lands another head kick. Diaz pushing forward. They clinch. Thomson lands a knee to the body. Diaz presses him against the cage. Thomson turns him and they separate. Thomson lands a big right hand. Thomson lands a combination. Diaz answers with a right hand. Thomson lands a counter combination. They clinch. Thomson delivers a knee to the body and he takes Diaz down. He lands elbows. Diaz rolls and stands. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Thomson.
Round 2: Diaz rushes across the cage. They clinch. Diaz lands a knee to the groin of Thomson. Thomson is given time to recover and the fight is restarted. Thomson circles. Diaz closes the distance and they clinch. Thomson lands a hard elbow on the inside. They separate and exchange with both landing. They clinch again. Diaz takes Thomson to the ground. Thomson stands and eats a right hand. Thomson lands an elbow on the break. Diaz is bleeding around his right eye. Diaz lands a stiff jab. Thomson lands a leg kick and clinches. He presses Diaz against the cage. Diaz turns him. Thomson delivers a knee to the body. Diaz lands a right hand as they separate. Thomson lands a high kick that wobbles Diaz. He follows with a right hand. Diaz goes down. Thomson swarms him and finishes with a series of strikes on the ground. As the referee was stopping the fight, Diaz’ corner was throwing in the towel.
The official time of the technical knockout was 3:44 of the second round.