Diaz welcomes Thomson back to the UFC
UFC officials announced the match up earlier this week.
Diaz last competed against Henderson, the lightweight champion, at UFC on FOX 5, losing via unanimous decision. Prior to that he strung together enough victories to finally earn a title shot after his lengthy stint with the UFC.
Meanwhile, Thomson last competed in the UFC back in 2004. After posting a 2-1 record with the promotion, he went on to Strikeforce, where he compiled a 10-4 record over the next six years.
In his last contest, he met the aforementioned Melendez in the final fight of their epic trilogy. Thomson lost to the champion via split decision.
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