Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) assembled a fantastic lightweight showdown for its upcoming UFC 199: “Rockhold vs. Weidman 2” pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place on June 4, 2016 inside The Forum in Los Angeles, California.
Dustin Poirier vs. Bobby Green, as reported by L.A. Daily News.
Poirier (19-4) has been on fire since returning to the lightweight division last April. “The Diamond” scored consecutive knockout wins over Carlos Diego Ferreira (UFC Fight Night 63) and Yancy Medeiros (UFC Fight Night 68), before turning away dangerous Irish import Joe Duffy (UFC 195).
But the competition isn’t getting any easier.
Green (23-6) — ranked two spots behind Poirier at No. 12 — is coming off a loss to Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 57; however, “King” was able to rattle off eight straight wins over the likes of Josh Thomson and Pat Healy, among others, prior to his misstep against the Brazilian.
UFC 199 will feature a five-round middleweight championship main event as Chris Weidman tries to win his title back against Luke Rockhold, who stripped it from the “All American” at UFC 194. In the UFC 199 co-main event, Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber finally settle their longstanding rubber match.
Expect more UFC 199 fight announcements in the coming days.
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