After it was confirmed that Jamie Varner (21-8-1, 2nc) had to pull out of his UFC on Fox 9 bout with Pat Healy (31-16, 1nc), it wasn’t long until UFC official had come up with a replacement, with Fox Sports reporting that Bobby Green (21-5, pictured) would make a quick turn around from his UFC Fight For The Troops 3 bout and step in to take on Healy at the Sacramento event.
Green goes into the bout riding a six fight winning streak which included two victories in the UFC after his move over from Strikeforce. Green made his promotional debut at UFC 156 in February where he put in a ‘Submission of the Night’ performance against Jacob Volkmann (16-5), submitting the thirty three year old with a rear-naked choke in the third round.
Green then followed up that victory at UFC Fight For The Troops 3 earlier this month with a first round TKO over James Krause (20-5). Green will now compete for the second time in under six weeks when he takes on Healy at UFC on Fox 9.
UFC on Fox 9 takes place at the Sleep Train Arena in Seattle, California on December 14th. You can check out the updated card below.
UFC on Fox 9:
Flyweight Title Bout – Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1) vs Joseph Benavidez (19-3)
Bantamweight Bout – Urijah Faber (29-6) vs Michael McDonald (16-2)
Welterweight Bout – Carlos Condit (29-7) vs Matt Brown (18-11)
Featherweight Bout – Chad Mendes (15-1) vs Nik Lentz (24-5-2 (1nc))
Welterweight Bout – Court McGee (16-3) vs TBC
Lightweight Bout – Joe Lauzon (22-9) vs Mac Danzig (23-11-1)
Lightweight Bout – Danny Castillo (16-5) vs Edson Barboza (12-1)
Flyweight Bout – Scott Jorgensen (14-7) vs John Dodson (15-6)
Lightweight Bout – Pat Healy (31-16, 1nc) vs Bobby Green (21-5)
Flyweight Bout – John Moraga (13-2) vs Darren Uyenoyama (8-4)
Lightweight Bout – Roger Bowling (11-4 (1nc)) vs Abel Trujillo (10-5 (1nc))
Lightweight Bout – Sam Stout (19-9-1) vs Cody McKenzie (14-3)