A lightweight match-up between Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo has been added to the UFC 176 pay-per-view fight card. ESPN first reported the bout on Monday and UFC officials later confirmed the addition.
Green (22-5) made his way to the UFC through the Strikeforce organization and fought three times in 2013 defeating Jacob Volkmann, James Krause and Pat Healy. The 27-year-old Californian is riding a seven-fight winning streak and is currently ranked No. 13 in the UFC’s 155-pound division.
Trujillo (12-5, 1NC) made his promotional debut in December 2012, defeating Marcus LeVesseur by technical knockout. He dropped a unanimous decision against rising Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 160 in his next outing. Following the loss, Trujillo was matched up against Roger Bowling, but the fight was ruled a No Contest after the 30-year-old delivered an illegal knee that rendered Bowling unable to continue. A rematch was quickly set up and Trujillo finished Bowling by technical knockout. The Blackzilian trained fighter is coming off a knockout win over Jamie Varner in his last outing at UFC 169 in February.
UFC 176: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 takes place on Aug. 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo faces Team Alpha Male’s Chad Mendes in a rematch in the event’s main attraction. Aldo defeated Mendes by knockout in the first meeting in January 2012.