Apr 20, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Thomson celebrates after defeating Nate Diaz (not pictured) during the lightweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

UFC on FOX 10: Watch Josh Thomson TKO Nate Diaz


Apr 20, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Thomson celebrates after defeating Nate Diaz (not pictured) during the lightweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 20, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Josh Thomson celebrates after defeating Nate Diaz (not pictured) during the lightweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Next weekend the UFC kicks off their first major FOX show of the year with UFC on FOX 10. In the main event of the evening two former champions clash in a critical Lightweight battle. Josh Thomson, the former Strikeforce Lightweight champion, meets the former UFC Lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, in a battle that is guaranteed to bring fireworks.

Henderson is returning to the Octagon for the first time since losing his belt to Anthony Pettis back at UFC 164. Thomson, who was originally set to face Pettis for the belt at UFC on FOX 9, is coming off an impressive UFC return in which he TKO’ed Nate Diaz in the second round. The win was huge for Thomson in the crowded Lightweight division, and momentarily earned him a shot at the belt.

With Pettis rehabbing an injury on the sidelines, Thomson decided to take the Henderson fight in the meantime. Before the two men meet on Saturday night, rewatch Thomson’s incredible TKO victory over Nate Diaz below.

Here is the entire UFC on FOX 10 card:

MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic
  • Darren Elkins vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET)

  • Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis
  • Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland
  • Chico Camus vs. Yaotzin Meza
  • Ramiro Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. Mike Rio

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4:30 p.m. ET)

  • Walt Harris vs. Nikita Krylov
  • George Sullivan vs. Mike Rhodes

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Tags: Anthony Pettis Benson Henderson Josh Thomson Mike Rhodes Nate Diaz Stipe Miocic UFC On FOX 10