In 2003 he lost his sole UFC contest to Josh Thomson. He would then pick up a decision victory over Hermes Franca in an incredible fight at UFC 46, before falling victim in his next fight to a highlight reel KO finish at the hands and foot of Yves Edwards.. On June 27, 2008, he defeated Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson to become the new Strikeforce Lightweight Champion. Adesanya won’t bulk up for 205: Jones was ‘so stupid’ for doing that. Strebendt, who was one of Eddie Bravo’s first Brazilian jiu jitsu students, fought in professional MMA between 2001 and 2008. Thomson is a former Strikeforce World Lightweight Champion, former Strikeforce U.S. Lightweight Champion, and a former top contender in the UFC. Strebendt, according to a Being half-European-American and half-Mexican, Thomson faced discrimination and got into fights often. Exclusive: Kings MMA’s Rafael Cordeiro on Training Mike Tyson,... Dana White's Contender Series Ep.  He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Marks to plead not guilty, changes to protective order laws sought, B.J. Rodrigo Damm was selected to take Thomson's place on the card. Strebendt had been out of prison for eight months before he was arrested for sexual abuse last April. By: Tristen CritchfieldUFC veteran Gerald After this win, Dave Camarillo granted him his black belt in Guerrilla jiu-jitsu. monitoring_string = "5eb5a0f65cbe346d74f978e14db1b00d". Following the dissolution of Strikeforce in January 2013, Thomson returned to the UFC and faced Nate Diaz on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7. the Octagon.  He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Thomson returned in March 2012 and face K.J. In 2003 he lost his sole UFC contest to Josh Thomson. Joe Rogan weighed in on the MMA GOAT discussion. Title... De Ridder Submits Aung La, Lee Smashes Lapicus at One ‘Inside the... Gegard Mousasi Captures Vacant Middleweight Title In Bellator 250 In middle school, he was involved in a brawl in which the principal was punched while trying to break up the incident, resulting in Thomson being placed in a juvenile hall. Thomson then signed with Strikeforce and would lose his debut fight with the company (a fight for the vacant Strikeforce Lightweight Championship to Clay Guida) but would then go on to win his next six fights, including victories over Duane Ludwig and Nam Phan and would earn another shot at the Strikeforce Lightweight Championship. 8 Preview and Predictions, Bellator 251 Highlight Video: Derek Anderson Soccer Kicks Killys "The Punk" "The Finishing Machine". KEZI quoted Strebendt’s attorney Bryan Boender, who said that one of the jurors disclosed that another juror had “past experience that caused her to believe the victims in the case.”, Boender, who filed an ultimately unsuccessful motion for a new trial for Strebendt, stated that this was evidence of a “prototypical bias.”. Conor McGregor said his plan was to fight four times in 2020. On August 11, 2015, Thomson signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Pro Record At Fight. He would then pick up a decision victory over Hermes Franca in an incredible fight at UFC 46 , before falling victim in his next fight to a highlight reel KO finish at the hands and foot of Yves Edwards .  Henderson defeated Thomson via split decision. Fell to 6-3. 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In the melee Thomson choked one man so badly that he required CPR and as a result, Thomson was charged with felony aggravated assault, serving six months of a three-year sentence before being released for good behavior..  He won the fight via unanimous decision. Rousey. His college wrestling record was 40-3.  Mitsuhiro Ishida was selected to take Thomson's place against Melendez.. In 2000, Thomson was involved in an alcohol-fueled brawl while on a lake cruise in Idaho. Highlight Video: Eimantas Stanionis Stops Justin DeLoach, UFC Vet Strebendt Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide in Road Rage Shooting, Oregon Police Investigating Car Crash, Shooting Involving UFC Veteran Gerald Strebendt, Preview: UFC on ESPN 17 ‘Santos vs. Teixeira’, Sherdog Redraft: 'The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil', By The Numbers: Melvin Manhoef vs. Corey Anderson. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya offered an explanation for his unusual pectoral muscle at UFC 253. Strebendt pleaded guilty on Thursday to a charge of criminally Gerald Strebendt, 40, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison with two years and eight months of probation by a court in Lane County, OR this week (per KEZI). Strebendt’s sentencing had been delayed after two jurors wrote letters to the court expressing concerns over their jury’s 10-2 guilty verdict. In his second fight for the promotion, Thomson faced Pablo Villaseca on December 4, 2015 at Bellator 147. The abuse occurred when he was a trainer at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Eugene, OR.  He made his debut on September 19, 2015 at Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 against Mike Bronzoulis, winning via submission in the third round. Thomson made his debut in the UFC at UFC 44 defeating Gerald Strebendt by knockout in the first round. Israel Adesanya says purposely putting on muscle to move up a division isn’t smart at all. On November 21, 2008, Thomson was scheduled to make his first title defense in a rematch against Yves Edwards at Strikeforce: Destruction but had to pull out after tearing ligaments in his toe. in an alleged road rage incident in Springfield, Ore., last year, , Thomson faced Benson Henderson on January 25, 2014 in the main event at UFC on Fox 10. , Before becoming a full-time professional fighter, Thomson worked in construction. UFC Fight Night 181 is slated to be Anderson Silva's final bout in The win also earned him his first Knockout of the Night bonus award. He won his single fight in PRIDE by submission in the first round.  During the first round Thomson broke the thumb on his right hand, contributing to his inability to punch with much effectiveness. Rashad Evans thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 shows just how good Conor McGregor really is. Josh Thomson made his acting debut in 2014 on Roger Corman's action film Fist of the Dragon where he plays the leading man.  Thomson would lose the fight by unanimous decision, but the fight would see both fighters put it all on the line in what would prove to be a very fast-paced and exciting fight. Penn’s team issues statement on domestic abuse allegations, Khabib Nurmagomedov Champion UFC Fight Night Walkout Jersey, Khabib Nurmagomedov Red Eagle Hoodie With Foil, Sean “Sugar” O’Malley Multi-Graphic T-Shirt, Black UFC Fan Gear Pride Fighting T-shirt, Adesanya on Jones: ‘Tell me he’s not washed up’, QAnon supporter Tito Ortiz wins seat in Huntington Beach city council, Dana White’s Contender Series 2020, Week 8 live results and discussion. Thomson was expected to face Gilbert Burns on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62.  He won the fight via TKO in the second round. My boy Oliviera getting slept on. By: Mike SloanVarious incidents throughout the years, from the criminal to the 30-0, Weekend Boxing Knockouts Roundup: Nov. 1, 2020, After the Quake: Game Planning the Future of 155 Pounds, Opinion: The UFC Is Bad at Promoting (And Three Ways to Fix It), Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings. Strebendt’s past interactions with the law include being a state witness after an MMA reporter tried to hire him to murder a love rival and serving two years for negligent homicide after he shot a man during an altercation resulting from a vehicle collision. allegedly involving Thomson's contract ended after his bout with Ferguson and he opted not to re-sign with the UFC.. On January 28, 2020, Thomson announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. 6-2-0. Strebendt, who was one of Eddie Bravo’s first Brazilian jiu jitsu students, fought in professional MMA between 2001 and 2008. Record After Fight. He is the winner of Best Action Sequence Martial Arts Feature at the 2016 Action on Film International Film Festival, USA.