Bobby Green has stepped up to face Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, Calif. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Lightweight bouts between Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo, as well as Michael Johnson and Josh Thomson are no more.
The shuffle comes on the heels of the news that Johnson has been forced to withdraw from his bout with Thomson at UFC on Fox 12 “Lawler vs. Brown” on July 26 in San Jose, Calif., stepping in will be Green who now leaves Trujillo without an opponent.
UFC officials confirmed the switches on Friday. The promotion went on to add that it’s actively searching for a new opponent for “Killa.”
Green and Trujillo were originally set to meet in February at UFC 169, but that matchup was scratched when Green withdrew from the bout due to injury. The fight was then scheduled for UFC 176, but that event was subsequently cancelled and again the tilt was moved to Aug. 16 card in Maine.
Green last competed in December, when he extended his current winning streak to seven with a unanimous decision against Pat Healy.
Thomson hinted at possibly hanging up his gloves following a controversial decision defeat to Benson Henderson this past January, but that is clearly not the case. The former Strikeforce champion has alternated wins and losses in his last six fights and debuted in the UFC last year with a second-round technical knockout of Nate Diaz.