Bobby Green (21-5) will step-in for the injured, Jamie Varner, taking on Pat Healy (31-16) at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento, California on December 14th.
Last week, Green won a controversial TKO victory after he landed three groin shots to Jame Krause. The last kick was close to the cup, but the referee felt that Green won fairly. Green will not get the rematch, but will now step in to face Healy. Green is (2-0) in the UFC and earned a a submission victory in his UFC debut when he defeated Jacob Volkmann at UFC 156.
Healy came into the UFC with a decision victory over Kurt Holobaugh. When Healy switched over from Strikeforce to the UFC, he earned an impressive win over Jim Miller at UFC 159, but the result was overturned when he tested positive for marijuana. When the fight was overturned, Healy lost two “Fight of the Night” bonuses he had earned. In his most recent outing, Healy suffered a decision lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov in September.