On Friday night, lightweight Jacob Volkmann (Pictured) announced he will welcome Bobby Green to the big leagues at UFC 156.
“It’s official. I’m fighting Bobby Green Feb 2nd on UFC 156,” Volkmann tweeted. “Vegas anyone?”
Volkmann is victorious in six of his last seven bouts. “Christmas” as last seen submitting Shane Roller in October.
Green premieres in the Octagon on the strength of a four-fight winning streak. He posted a decision over Matt Ricehouse in his most recent outing.
The scrap will likely appear in the show’s prelims.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities.
Here is the card’s updated lineup:
Edwin Figueroa vs. Francisco Rivera
Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green
Evan Dunham vs. Gleison Tibau
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ian McCall
Erick Silva vs. Jay Hieron
Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia
Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Frankie Edgar vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)