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K.J. Noons vs. Josh Thomson targeted for 'Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier' in March

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A pivotal lightweight match is likely headed to a yet-unannounced Strikeforce event planned for March.

Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that K.J. Noons (11-4 MMA, 3-2 SF) and Josh Thomson (18-4 MMA, 9-2 SF) have verbally agreed to meet.

As MMAjunkie.com first reported, "Strikeforce Grand Prix Final: Barnett vs. Cormier" takes place March 3 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The event airs live on Showtime with prelims on Showtime Extreme.

Noons rebounded from a two-fight skid with a decision victory over Billy Evangelista this past month at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal." The win put him one step closer to a coveted title shot against current champ Gilbert Melendez, who outpointed Jorge Masvidal in the event's headliner.

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This sounds good potentially.

Post #2   1/6/12 8:22:39PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

This sounds good potentially.

I agree, it looks to be a good one

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K.J Noons


I'm a fan of both, should be a great fight.

Post #4   1/6/12 9:45:33PM   

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Dude this will be a freakin war and a half! Both love to stand in bang a strikers delight! Josh will try to get it taken down but noons gots decent defense so jt be forced to bang! This is possibly a good number 1 contender fight both would give war to melendez tho melendez still wins I think atleast we can get another war while he's stuck in strikeforce!

On the fence with this. Might actually go with noons

Post #5   1/7/12 12:03:50AM   

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Great fight, Noons wins standing but if Thomson gets it to the ground it's over.

Post #6   1/7/12 1:27:36AM   

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Post #7   1/7/12 2:35:28AM