Josh Thomson made his anticipated return to the cage against the great striker K.J. Noons, and didn't seem to take a step back.
After having to pull out of his last fight due to injury, Thomson made a strong return with an absolutely dominating ground performance against Noons.
For three rounds, Thomson held Noons to the canvas and took home the unanimous decision victory.
What We'll Remember About this Fight
The domination of Thomson on the ground. His sheer ability to keep Noons grounded was superb, even if his cardio was lacking.
What We Learned About K.J. Noons
He was absolutely dominated on the ground by Thomson. Noons, like always, had a pretty striking display, landing more than 50 strikes out of the 79 attempted.
What We Learned About Josh Thomson
Thomson still looks good after his layoff. Afterwards, Thomson was very critical of his performance and knew his performance could have been better.
What's Next for Noons
Noons drops down in the lightweight division now. Luckily for him, the division is kind of shallow. Maybe a rematch with Jorge Masvidal could be in order.
What's Next for Thomson
Thomson will get a shot against Gilbert Melendez. An epic war between the two is sure to happen, as their last two fights have been hugely entertaining. Let's hope Thomson doesn't have another bad outing in the cage.