Josh Thomson defeats KJ Noons by unanimous decision. The judges scored the fight 29-28 x 3.
Josh Thomson landed a front kick to the jaw and followed up with a right hand to open the first stanza. K.J. cleared his head and pressed forward only to get backed up with a push kick. KJ worked punches to the body before looking for a takedown attempt. Thomson with his own takedown attempt and Noons defended well with hammer fists. Noons was eventually taken down but Noons walked his way to the fence and started to wall walk to his feet. Thomson eventually flattened Noons and peppered him with short punches to the head. The rounded closed with Thomson trying to pass to mount.
Superman punch from Noons to open the round and then some Nick Diaz taunting. Thompson slipped on a head kick and KJ tried to play on the ground. Josh hit a switch and took KJ to the ground. KJ attempted to wall walk but was pulled to the ground. Thomson with strikes to the body but the referee decided to stand the fighters up. Noons the clear aggressor with punches and kicks to the body. Thomson was really trying to get the fight to the ground but he left himself open to get countered. Noons tried to close the distance when he had Thomson hurt and was taken down. Noons doing most of the damage when on the ground.
Josh Thomson got the trip takedown and almost immediately locked in a head/arm triangle. Noons defended incorrectly but gutted out an escape. Thomson relentless with his ground work and Noons was completely outworked. Thomson fought a safe fight and only attempted to finish the fight once. Awful fight. In the post-fight Josh Thomson called his performance "shit".