Bobby Green already has his next assignment. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Fresh from their victories this past Saturday at UFC on Fox 9, lightweights Abel Trujillo and Bobby Green will clash Feb. 1 at UFC 169, promotion officials announced Thursday.
UFC 169 takes place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and is headlined by a bantamweight title unification bout pitting returning champion Dominick Cruz against interim belt holder Renan Barao. The evening’s pay-per-view broadcast will also showcase 145-pound king Jose Aldo, who puts his featherweight strap on the line against surging challenger Ricardo Lamas.
Trujillo put forth the best performance of his UFC career on Dec. 14, when he stopped Roger Bowling in a rematch of the August encounter that ended in a controversial no-contest after Trujillo landed an illegal knee to his downed opponent. “Killa” has won six of his last eight fights, with his only loss in that span coming to unbeaten Dagestani Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Green used a significant speed advantage to outpoint fellow Strikeforce veteran Pat Healy at UFC on Fox 9, effectively counterpunching “Bam Bam” en route to a unanimous decision victory. “King” rides a seven-fight winning streak into his meeting with Trujillo, posting stoppage wins over Jacob Volkmann and James Krause to begin his UFC career earlier this year.