UFC 172: Yancy Medeiros to Fight Jim Miller After Bobby Green’s Withdrawal
By FCF Staff
Less than a week out from the April 26th, UFC 172 card in Baltimore, the event’s line-up has received a change. The promotion has announced that Bobby Green has been forced to withdraw from his bout with Jim Miller, and as a result, Yancy Medeiros has agreed to take his place.
No details regarding Green’s injury were disclosed.
Medeiros had been booked to fight Joe Ellenberger, next Saturday, who was set to make his Octagon debut. According to the UFC’s announcement the search for a new opponent is ongoing.
Medeiros (9-1, 1 no contest) hasn’t fought since November, when he stopped Yves Edwards at UFC Fight Night 31. Medeiros tested positive for marijuana metabolites after the bout, however, and the result was overturned to a no contest.
Miller (23-4), meanwhile, will be looking to build on the first round, armbar win he scored over Fabricio Camoes at UFC 168 in December,
UFC 172 will be hosted by the Baltimore Arena and will feature light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones taking on Glover Teixeira.