May 25, 2007

Thompson is new bodogFIGHT welterweight champ

Nick "The Goat" Thompson became the new BodogFIGHT welterweight champion on April 14, 2007 in St. Petersberg, Russia. Thompson (32-9-1) defeated former champ Eddie Alvarez (10-1) by knockout at 4:32 of the second round. Alvarez had won all 10 of his previous fights, including eight by knockout and two submissions.

A former college wrestler at Wisconsin (2000-02), Thompson currently trains at Minnesota Martial Arts Academy in Brooklyn Center. Thompson also attends the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis.

The pay-per-view event was the second ever for BodogFight and featured the widely recognized pound-for-pound #1 ranked fighter Fedor Emelianenko (Russia) defeating Matt Lindland (Oregon City, OR).
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