Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight number one contender, Josh Thomson, is still competing this month, thanks to a last-minute save from Bobby Green for the upcoming UFC on FOX 12 event, scheduled for the SAP Center in San Jose, California, on July 26, 2014.
Thomson (20-6) is coming off a disappointing split-decision loss to former lightweight champion Ben Henderson back in January. The razor-thin defeat to "Smooth" evened his Octagon record (post-Strikeforce) at 1-1 and "The Punk" hasn't won back-to-back fights in nearly four years.
It's now or never.
Green (22-5) established himself as a major player in the lightweight division across the span of 16 months. After choking out Jacob Volkmann in his UFC debut, "King" knocked out James Krause, prior to capturing a unanimous decision win over the venerable Pat Healy.
A victory over Thomson will undoubtedly get his name into the "mix."
UFC on FOX 12, headlined by a welterweight bangfest between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, will also feature a light heavyweight contest pitting resurgent division contender Anthony Johnson against the veteran stylings of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
See the revised UFC on FOX 12 fight card and line up here.