Bobby Green meets Jacob Volkmann at UFC 156

Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Another Strikeforce import will be getting his chance in the octagon, this time at UFC 156. Former King of the Cage champion Bobby Green will make his UFC debut against Jacob Volkmann on February 2nd. MMA Junkie has it:

Five-time Strikeforce veteran Bobby Green (19-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his octagon debut at February's UFC 156 event against nine-time UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC).

USA TODAY Sports today learned from sources close to the fighters that both athletes have verbally agreed to the matchup and bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.

Green won both of his Strikeforce appearances, taking a split decision over James Terry and a unanimous decision over Matt Ricehouse. Volkmann rebounded from his first loss at lightweight with a submission win over Shane Roller at UFC on FX 5 in October. It was Volkmann's first finish in his six UFC victories.

The bout is expected to take place on the preliminary card. The main event of UFC 156 will see featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title again former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

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