Josh Thomson to fight Nate Diaz
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson returns to UFC on April 20 against Nate Diaz, UFC officials announced Tuesday.
The bout will take place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Thomson (19-5, one no-contest) last fought at a UFC-promoted event in August 2004. He was knocked out in the first round by Yves Edwards.
In his most recent outing, May 19, 2012, Thomson was on the short end of a split decision to Gilbert Melendez, who was the defending Strikeforce champion.