Article

Thomson and Johnson booked for San Jose on FOX

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson will meet No. 10-ranked lightweight Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX in San Jose, Ca. on July 26.

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson, coming off a split decision loss to Benson Henderson in January, is looking to climb back into title contention.

That journey begins on July 26 when he meets No. 10-ranked lightweight Michael Johnson, who has won his last three fights inside the Octagon. Johnson's knockout win over Gleison Tibau and decision victories over Joe Lauzon and Melvin Guillard have opened many eyes, and the 27-year-old St. Louis, Mo. native hopes to take another step up in the rankings with a signature win over Thomson.

UFC on FOX will take place in San Jose, Calif . Stay tuned to UFC.com as more fights are added to the card, which already includes a light heavyweight showdown between Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Rogerio Nogueira.

Sunday, February 1
4AM
CET
Las Vegas, Nevada

Media

Recent
Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva puts on a workout for fans before taking the Octagon on Saturday at UFc 183.
Jan 28, 2015
Three things you don't know about UFC 183 competitor Al Iaquinta. Iaquinta highlights the main card at UFC 183 and you can watch all the action live on Pay-Per-View.
Jan 28, 2015
Hear from Nick Diaz and those closest to him as they describe the person he is, where he comes from and what drives him. Diaz faces Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 183.
Jan 28, 2015
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles runs down all the need-to-know news for today, January 28th.
Jan 28, 2015