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Saturday, Jul 12, 2014

UFC on FOX 12: Bobby Green to Face Josh Thomson After Michael Johnson Withdraws

Bobby Green (photo via UFC.com)

Pearson Fighting Trujillo at UFC FN 47

By FCF Staff

UFC on FOX 12 has received a change, as Michael Johnson has been forced to withdraw from a bout with Josh Thomson due to injury. As a result, Bobby Green has agreed to step in and fight Thomson at the July 26th card, which will go down at the SAP Center in San Jose.

Thomson (20-6) will be competing for the first time since January, when he dropped a split decision to former lightweight champ Benson Henderson.

Green (22-5), meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Pat Healy in December.

The lightweight had been scheduled to fight Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 47 on August 16th. As a result of Green’s move to UFC on FOX 12, the promotion has announced Ross Pearson will take on Trujillo at UFC FN 47.

Trujillo (12-5) scored a knockout win over Jamie Varner in his last outing, while Pearson (15-7) lost an extremely controversial, split decision to Diego Sanchez.

UFC FN 47 will be hosted by the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

 

posted by FCF Staff @ 11:46 am
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