Josh ThomsonBellator MMA announced the signing of Josh “The Punk” Thomson (20-8, 1 NC) to an exclusive multi-year, multi-fight contract last Tuesday following his stint with the UFC.

Now, he has his first bout in his new home. Bellator-MMA-Dynamite-on-Sept-19-90769″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”> is reporting that Thomson will make his promotional debut against Legacy FC titleholder Mike Bronzoulis at Bellator 142 “Dynamite.”

Thomson, who is 36-years-old, is currently on a three-fight losing streak. Once Strikeforce was closed by Zuffa, he went just 1-4 while in the promotion. His only win in that stint came in his first fight back in the UFC over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 7 by second-round TKO. He dropped two split decisions to Benson Henderson at UFC on FOX 10 and Bobby Green at UFC on FOX 12.

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Bellator MMA announced a several weeks back that they would be doing something like no other. Bellator would join forces with Glory Kickboxing (that also airs on Spike TV) for a joint show in September.

For those who don’t know or understand, the event will feature both a kickboxing ring and mixed martial arts cage inside one arena. An idea that seems outside the box, but one idea that Bellator MMA President Scott Coker is strongly behind.

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Bellator 142: Dynamite takes place Sept.19 at SAP Center in San Jose, California and the main card will air on Spike TV in prime time.

This event is a stacked show to say the least with a light heavyweight Championship fight between current champion Liam McGeary and UFC veteran Tito Ortiz being the headliner.

Andrew Ravens has been writing about combat sports since 2013 and has been a fan for over ten years! Andrew brings a different style to his work with an insider look into the fighters themselves.