Sherdog.com learned of Thomson's injury on Tuesday from a source
close to the contest. The promotion is seeking a replacement for
the American Kickboxing Academy standout, but Strikeforce has yet
to announce any news regarding the lightweight's injury.
The show's main draw will air live on Showtime, while the
preliminaries will be broadcast immediately prior on HDNet.
Thomson, 32, has split his last four bouts after stringing together
eight-straight wins. After losing his Strikeforce lightweight
championship to Gilbert
Melendez in their 2009 rematch, “The Punk” rattled off
consecutive victories over Pat Healy and
Cavalcante in 2010.
Most recently, Thomson was defeated by Tatsuya
Kawajiri on New Year's Eve, falling by unanimous decision at
K-1 Dynamite 2010.