Green takes Healy fight on Dec 14

Bobby Green will step into the open
UFC
on FOX 9 spot
opposite Pat Healy, FOX Sports has learned.

Green is replacing Jamie Varner, who was
forced to withdraw on Monday after tearing his
rotator cuff
while sparring. A UFC official confirmed the
Green-Healy pairing. The 27-year-old Green is less than a week
removed from his controversial TKO win over James Krause at UFC
Fight for the Troops 3.

In the win, Green landed a kick that was right at the border of
being considered a low blow. However, referee John McCarthy
declared it legal, giving him a victory.

Prior to that, he had choked out Jacob Volkmann in his UFC debut
back in February.

Green is 21-5 all-time and riding a six-fight win streak.

Meanwhile, Healy will still be hunting his first Octagon win.
Although he got the judges’ nod on the scorecards after
fighting Jim Miller at UFC 159, he failed a drug test for marijuana
and had the result overturned to a no contest. He returned at
September’s UFC 165 and lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov via
unanimous decision.

UFC on FOX 9 takes place from Sleep Train Arena in
Sacramento.

In the headliner, Demetrious Johnson will face Joseph Benavidez
in a UFC flyweight championship rematch. The event also includes
bantamweight contenders Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald, as well
as a likely Fight of the Year contender in Carlos Condit vs. Matt
Brown.