Khabilov vs. Green, Three Other Bouts Confirmed for UFC Fight Night in Rotterdam

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 30, 2017

Four bouts have been confirmed for the UFC’s Sept. 2 Fight Night card in Rotterdam, including a lightweight showdown pitting Rustam Khabilov against Desmond Green.

Meanwhile, a trio of light heavyweight contests were also revealed for the event: Adbul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic; Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Saparbek Safarov and Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic.

UFC Fight Night takes place in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov. The card is expected to stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass.

Khabilov enters the matchup on a four-fight winning streak in the Octagon after taking successive unanimous verdicts against Jason Saggo, Leandro Silva, Chris Wade and Norman Parke. Green, meanwhile, has won five in a row, including a split-decision triumph over Josh Emmett in his promotional debut at UFC 210.

The 25-year-old Edilov enters his first UFC foray with a 16-4 career mark; he has finished all but one of his victories inside the distance. Mihajlovic is looking for his first Octagon win after falling to Francis Ngannou and Joachim Christensen in his initial two appearances.

Lima is 5-3 within the Las Vegas-based promotion, including a second-round submission defeat to Ovince St. Preux in his most recent appearance at UFC Fight Night 108. Safarov won his first eight career bouts before falling to Gian Villante via second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 102 on Dec. 9.

Barroso is 4-2 with one no contest in UFC competition and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Darren Stewart at UFC Fight Night 107 on March 18. A 25-year-old native of Vienna, Austria, Rakic will make his first UFC appearance on an eight-fight winning streak.


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