Strikeforce’s Bobby Green Makes Octagon Debut against Jacob Volkmann at UFC 156
is the latest Strikeforce
talent to transition to the
Promotion officials recently announced that Green will do battle
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
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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