Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green
Round 1: Thomson lands first with an outside leg kick. Green lands one of his own. Thomson lands a leg kick and Green counters with a right hand. Green inches forward. He lands an outside leg kick. Thomson lands a combination on the inside. Green responds with an outside leg kick. Thomson fires off a high kick that grazes Green’s head. They exchange right hands. Green is talking to Thomson. He lands a kick to the body. Thomson lands a right hand and gets poked in the eye. He’s given time to recover and does quickly. The fight is restarted. Green lands an outside leg kick. Thomson lands a combination in response. He clinches and lands a right hand. Green moves in with leg kicks. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Green with the leg kicks.
Round 2: Green takes the center of the cage. He lands a solid kick to the body. Thomson goes high with a kick. Thomson lands a counter right hand. They’re both talking. Green lands a right hand. Thomson lands a combination on the inside. Green goes to the body with a right hand. Green lands a right hand. Thomson answers with a leg kick. Thomson lands an inside leg kick. Green moves inside and Thomson hits him with a combination. Thomson lands a counter right hand over the top. Green steps in with a right hand. Thomson responds with a combination. He trips Green to the canvas. Green gets to his feet and circles away. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the frame 10-9 for Thomson.
Round 3: Thomson misses with a spinning back fist. Green looks to get the fight to the ground. Thomson defends the attempt. Green lands a right hand inside the clinch followed by a knee to the body. Green leaps in with a flying knee to the body. Thomson catches the leg and delivers a knee to the body. They separate. Green delivers an outside leg kick. Green lands a front kick to the body. Thomson steps in with a right hand. He lands a combination. Green looks to get the fight to the ground. He gets it and Thomson immediately gets to his feet and lands hammer fists. They separate. Thomson looking to counter strike. The round ends. Close one to score. It will be interesting what the judges decide in this one.
The judges scored the fight for Green by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.
“There is no way I lost that fight. When I hear decision, I knew I was screwed. I always seem to lose these decisions, its like I’m cursed. He was moving around a lot I guess, giving the illusion he was winning but last I checked you have to land your punches. I could see his jab coming from a mile away. Congrats to Bobby on the win.”
“I always believe in respect and honor and Josh is a great guy. It was fun to get in there and scrap with him. I was being way more active in the fight because Josh is the type of guy who picks when he’s going to attack and can dictate the pace. I wanted to take that from him. I’m now in the top 10 which has always been a goal. I’d love to fight someone in the top three now as I just beat the number three guy in my weight class. Doesn’t make much sense to go backwards, right? I want to thank Vitor Belfort for blessing God over me in this fight and this fight camp.”