Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo both picked up big wins at last
weekend’s FOX UFC card from Sacramento so now they will be paired
off opposite of each other in a lightweight bout at UFC 169 on Feb
1 in Newark, New Jersey.
UFC officials announced the fight on Thursday.
Currently riding a seven fight win streak, Bobby Green (22-5)
was a welcome addition to the UFC’s lightweight division after
fighting in Strikeforce for most of 2011 and 2012. Green dispatched
of Jacob Volkmann in his debut before a controversial win over
James Krause in November.
Green put the adversity behind him and picked up a big win over
Pat Healy last weekend in an impressive performance over a true
veteran and tough challenge in the lightweight division.
Abel Trujillo (11-5 (1 NC) made short work of Roger Bowling last
weekend to settle their rivalry after their first fight ended in a
no contest due to illegal knees on the ground. Trujillo put on a
blistering performance to batter and bloody Bowling before getting
the second round stoppage.
Now the lightweight competitor out of the Blackzilian camp in
Florida will take on Green in a fight that’s sure to produce