Fighter Scouting Report: Josh Thomson

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Josh Thomson


5'10" 155 lbs (Lightweight)
71" reach, Orthodox
Sept 21, 1978


20-6 (1 NC) (UFC: 1-1)

Current Streak

1 straight loss


Black belt in Guerrilla jiu-jitsu
NCAA wrestler

Championships Held

Strikeforce U.S. Lightweight Champion: 2006-2007 (one successful title defense)
Strikeforce Lightweight Champion: 2008-2009 (no successful title defenses)


– extremely experienced
– has held titles in a major MMA promotion 
very well coached (AKA)
– very good submission skills
– also has knockout power in his hands & feet
– impossible to finish (one KO loss in career)
– great cardio
– pushes the pace in fights – keeps the pressure on opponent
– solid striking defense
– active looking for submissions


– old for a fighter
– has been inconsistent (win one, lose one, etc.)
– tends to lose when he faces the elite of the elites
– horrible takedown accuracy & defense
– doesn't land many strikes


The Punk's career is on the upswing once again.

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