Bobby Green is the latest Strikeforce talent to transition to the UFC.

Promotion officials recently announced that Green will do battle with Jacob Volkmann at UFC 156, which takes place Feb. 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view broadcast main draw is topped by a featherweight title headliner between reigning king Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and will also see former Strikeforce heavyweight ruler Alistair Overeem return to the cage against Antonio Silva, provided “The Demolition Man” is granted a license by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Green, 26, has won four straight fights, most recently outpointing fellow prospect Matt Ricehouse at “Rousey vs. Kaufman” on Aug. 18. A former two-division King of the Cage champion, Green relinquished a contentious split decision to veteran Gesias Cavalcante in his Strikeforce debut but responded by posting victories over Charon Spain, James Reese and James Terry before besting Ricehouse to earn his 19th career win.

Known for his suffocating wrestling attack, Volkmann, 32, has won six of seven fights since making the cut to 155 pounds from welterweight in 2010. “Christmas” suffered his lone lightweight loss this past May, when he was submitted by Paul Sass with a slick triangle-armbar at UFC 146. The Minnesotan rebounded from the defeat in his most recent outing, however, finishing Shane Roller with a rear-naked choke in front of a partisan crowd on Oct. 5 at UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis.

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