Jim Miller vs Bobby Green bolsters UFC 258
Jim Miller vs Bobby Green will finally happen on February 13th. The stalwart lightweights were supposed to collide close to seven years ago but those plans were derailed.
Miller and Green now test skills in a short notice turnaround affair that further bolsters an already stacked UFC 258. These 155 pounders will step into the cage at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMA Junkie initially reported the news about this prizefight. Sources close to this bout gave them information under the condition of anonymity.
Both of these pugilists are looking to rebound and get back to their winning ways in this contest.
Miller tasted defeat to Vinc Pichel via unanimous decision at UFC 252 in August. Green was bested by Thiago Moises also via unanimous decision but that bout was at a UFC Fight Night in October.
There are a lot of parallels in the careers of these two men. Including the method of victory and round their respective debut bouts ended.
Jim Miller vs Bobby Green
Jim Miller had his first UFC bout when he defeated David Baron via third-round rear-naked choke in their October 2008 contest.
Next week’s trip to the vaunted octagon marks Miller’s 49th mixed martial arts foray.
Jim Miller has notched significant victories over Charles Oliveira, Joe Lauzon, Takanori Gomi, Clay Guida, Gleison Tibau, Mark Bocek, and Duane Ludwig to name a few.
Bobby Green made his UFC debut in February 2013 when he sunk in a third-round rear-naked choke against Jacob Volkmann at UFC 156.
Green carved out his name on the King of the Cage and Strikeforce circuits before crossing over to UFC. Bobby Green readies himself to enter the cage for his 40th pro-MMA bout overall.
Green has garnered meaningful wins over Clay Guida, Josh Thomson, Pat Healy, James Krause, Daron Cruickshank, Charles Bennett, and many more.
UFC 258 is headlined by a long-awaited welterweight championship showdown.
Reigning divisional kingpin Kamaru Usman will defend his crown on pay-per-view against multi-faceted, dangerous title contender Gilbert Burns.
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