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Beerbohm forced to pull out of Thomson fight

The proposed Strikeforce bout between lightweights Josh Thomson and Lyle Beerbohm is now off. Beerbohm suffered an elbow injury in his victory over Vitor Ribeiro and wil not be able to compete on the promotion’s June card.

MMAWeekly confirmed the injury will Beerbohm’s manager, Phil Lanides.

Beerbohm scored the biggest win of his career on May 15. He took a controversial split decision victory over former Shooto world champion Vitor Ribeiro. The win moved his unblemished record to 14-0. He also holds victories over Duane Ludwig, Rafaello Oliveira and Gerald Strebendt.

According to the MMAWeekly report, Josh Thomson may remain on the card and face a new opponent. Thomson dropped his Strikeforce lightweight title to Gilbert Melendez last December. The loss stopped an eight-fight winning streak. The streak included wins over Melendez, Nam Phan and Duane Ludwig.

Currently headlining Strikeforce’s June event is a 195-pound catchweight fight between former Elite XC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler and former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral.

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