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UFC on FOX 9: Green Steps up on Short Notice

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Bobby Green evidently isn’t ready for a break, as following his win over James Krause last week, the lightweight has agreed to step up and fight Pat Healy at UFC on FOX 9, December 14th. Now that’s how you do the UFC a solid.

If you recall, Healy was supposed to fight Jamie Varner at the Sacramento bound event, but the former WEC champ has injured his shoulder. Varner revealed the nature of his injury by tweeting:

I guess the word got out so I thought I’d let everyone know last weds sparring I tore my rotator cuff and will be out a few weeks! Sorry ;(

Green is coming off a first round, stoppage win over Krause, but the bout didn’t end without controversy. The fight ending kick was also a borderline low blow, and it didn’t help that Krause had already been hit low earlier in the fight (UFC President Dana White, it should be noted, believed the final kick was legal).

That debate aside, Green (21-5) has won six straight fights and was coming off a memorable, submission win over Jacob Volkmann in February.

Healy (29-17), however, is looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to the fast rising, Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 165. The former Strikeforce contender is still on the hunt for his first Octagon win, as his victory over Jim Milller at UFC 159 was overturned, when Healy tested positive for marijuana.

Healy-Green definitely has the makings of an entertaining bout. UFC on FOX 9 will be hosted by the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, and will feature featherweight champ Demetrious Johnson taking on Joseph Benavidez in the headliner.

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