June 24, 2008

Thompson to batle for EliteXC title

Photo taken from www.nickthompson.tv

Minnesota welterweight fighter Nick "The Goat" Thompson will return to the U.S. on July 26 to fight Jake Shields for the vacant EliteXC championship. It will be the second prime time show broadcast by CBS.

Thompson (36-9-1) is riding a 12-fight winning streak, including his past two in Japan for the Sengoku promotion. A recent law school graduate at the University of Minnesota, Thompson trains at Greg Nelson's Minnesota Martial Arts Academy with top fighters like Sean Sherk, Brock Larson, & Brock Lesnar. He currently resides in Robbinsdale.

A verteran of Shooto, Rumble On The Rock, & Gladiator Challenge, Shields (20-4-1) is considered one of the top 10 welterweights in the world by many rankings. Currently Sherdog and MMA Weekly has Shields at #7. WAMMA has Shields ranked #3 in the world, just behind Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch.
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