UFC on Fox 7 goes down this very Saturday in San Jose, Calif. And let me be the very, very first person to make this observation about the card: it's a stacked one.
There's a high level of quality all up and down the event, from Facebook to finale. As a result, the lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Strikeforce transplant Josh Thomson—maybe the headliner on a cable TV card—finds itself at the tail end of the Fox TV lineup.
It makes for a great table-setter for the main event, though. Neither Diaz nor Thomson has done a lot of losing lately, but each man recently came up short against the two guys fighting for the UFC lightweight title. Diaz fell to UFC belt holder Benson Henderson, while Thomson lost to Gilbert Melendez, the Strikeforce lightweight titlist also making his Octagon debut on Saturday.
In any event, here's a full breakdown of this fight.