Height: 5'10" (178cm)
Weight: 155 lbs
Camp: American Kickboxing Academy
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Joshua Joseph "The Punk" Thomson is an American mixed martial arts fighter training with American Kickboxing Academy. He has fought in Japan's PRIDE Fighting Championships and America's UFC, as well as Strikeforce and the World Fighting Alliance. Thomson is currently the Strikeforce U.S. and World Lightweight Champion. He is of Mexican descent on his mother's side.
Thomson holds a professional MMA record of 16 wins and 2 losses. On June 27, 2008, he defeated Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson to become the Strikeforce Lightweight Champion.
Josh will appear on Strikeforce's next card scheduled for April 11th, 2009 in San Jose, California. No opponent has been confirmed but rumors are that it will be former EliteXC Lightweight Champion KJ Noons.