Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal Square Off at UFC 178 After Quick Turn from Victories

July 29, 2014
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Bobby GreenBobby Green and Jorge Masvidal are wasting no time after both were successful at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif. They’ve already agreed to step into the cage with one another to see who will continue shimmying up the food chain.

UFC officials on Tuesday announced that Green and Masvidal have agreed to fight each other on Sept. 27 at UFC 178 in Las Vegas.

Green (23-5) has been on an amazing eight-fight winning streak, capped by his UFC on FOX 12 victory over Josh Thomson. The victory may have come via the sour-tasting split-decision variety, but it’s a feather in Green’s cap to now have a win over the former Strikeforce lightweight champion on his resume.

SEE ALSO: Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson Fight Highlights

It certainly increases the value of Green’s stock, putting him on the cusp of title talk.

Before becoming a true title contender, however, Green will have to get past Masvidal (27-8), a fellow Strikeforce transfer, who scored a unanimous-decision victory over highly touted Daron Cruickshank at UFC on FOX 12.

Masvidal has won four out of five bouts since moving to the Octagon, his only loss being to Russian standout Rustam Khabilov.

Like Green, he is trying to pad his resume to the point where a title shot can’t be denied.

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones headlines the UFC 178 fight card, putting his belt on the line against Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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  • laleggenda27

    With so many LWs no the roster, I wonder why they were so eager to throw these two back into the Octagon. I’m sure they have their reasons, but it’s a little curious that most fighters wait 4-6 months between fights, while some guys get quick 2 month turnarounds. Anyway, I was hoping to see both of these guys climb the ladder, so it’ll be a shame to see one of them get knocked back down in this one. That’s the name of the game, I suppose.

    • damanism

      Reeeeally weird. You get a guy that hasen’t got the chance to “grieve a loss in the family…” Dispatching a top 3-5 contender on 2 weeks notice, and give a quick turn around against a guy who just beat Cruickshank.

      If I were Green, I wouldn’t have took this fight. Barboza would’ve been a better fight. Hell, Diaz or Cerrone would’ve intrigued a lot of fans as well, espectially over a step down in competition! Weird. Hope he’s game for fight night though.

  • Jason Priest

    Gamebred all day. Bobby would have the slight striking advantage but Masvidal has great wrestling and takedowns. Jorge with the UD.

    • laleggenda27

      Bobby is actually the better overall wrestler, although Jorge has great TDD. Jorge won’t be able to outwrestle Bobby in this one. It will most likely be a striking battle, which could go either way IMO. Jorge is more technical, so I might give him the slight edge, but Bobby is more dynamic. Should be entertaining either way.

      • Jason Priest

        Agreed. What I probably should of said is Bobby has the slight speed advantage. Jorge is slick and technical, but yeah great fight either way.