Bobby Green was not the original opponent for Josh Thomoson, but he made this fight to launch his career as he beat Thomson by split decision. A fight that could have gone either way.
Bobby Green (23-5) has won his last seven fights, he made his UFC debut against Jacob Volkmann which he beat via submission. He is coming off a win over Pat Healy at UFC on Fox 9 – Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 on Dec / 14 / 2013 via decision.
Josh Thomson(20-7) 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.
Here is the play by play from this fight:
Round 1: Thomson comes out throwing leg kicks, Green lands a right that makes Thomson fall. But Thomson get’s right back up, and is OK. They trade in the pocket, with Thomson exiting while landing a left hook. Green tells him to bring it, Thomson lands a head kick. Green pokes Thomson in the eye really bad. Ouch. Back to fighting, Green is still talking while throwing strikes. Thomson with a flurry of straight rights. They trade to the bell.
Round 2: Green is constantly talking to Thomson as they trade strikes. Thomson is opening up his strikes, a flurry of strikes with a high kick. Green lands a nice body strike, Thomson lands a nice left while Green lands a big right. Green is starting to throw more kicks, they exchange with two minutes left. Thomson lands a nice right hand over the top and still circling. Green is staying in this fight.
Round 3: Thomson is trying to get the crowd involved as we go into the final round. Green lands a nice left hook to the body. green looks for the takedown as he puts Thomson on the fence where he applies pressure. Green attempts a flying knee, but Thomson reverses it and puts Green on the fence. However, Green slides out and takes the middle of the octagon. Green is looking for a straight left, but does lands a nice combo. Green looks for the takedown while Thomson is starting to bleed from under his right eye. Thomson fires away with hammer fist and we break.They trade to the bell.
Result: Bobby Green def. Josh Thomson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)