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Green vs. Trujillo on deck for UFC 169
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Green vs. Trujillo on deck for UFC 169

Published Dec. 19, 2013 12:00 a.m. ET

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 fireworks.


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