Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Nick “The Goat” Thompson to Defend His BodogFight Title

Former Wisconsin resident, Nick “The Goat” Thompson will defend his BodogFight Welterweight Title on February 1, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thompson who has not fought since August of 2007 will take on John Troyer according to BodogFight’s website.

Since losing to Karo Parisyan at UFC 59 in April of 2006, Thompson has been unbeaten in his last nine bouts. In that time he has been able to avenge a 2003 loss to Dustin Denes and capture the MFC/BodogFight Welterweight title by defeating Eddie Alvarez via strikes in the second round in April. Last August, Thompson was able to successfully defend his belt by defeating Mark Weir via TKO in the first round.

Thompson’s opponent, John Troyer of Louisville, Kentucky has an unblemished MMA record of (8-0) according to and won an eight-man middleweight tournament in Hook n Shoot last September. In that tournament Troyer managed to defeat all three of his opponents in the first round in a single night.

Nick Thompson is the most successful fighter to come out of the state of Wisconsin and is a former member of Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in Kenosha and also trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Madison’s Mark Plavcan. Thompson is now a resident of St. Paul, Minnesota and trains with the University of Minnesota’s wrestling squad as well as the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. The school has many successful and notable fighters including Sean Sherk, Brock Larson, and new MMA fighter Brock Lesnar.

Any of Thompson’s Bodog fights can be watched for free on the BodogFight website.
This article was originally published on on 01-16-2008

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