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Desmond Green (Sherdog)

Desmond Green (Sherdog)

When the UFC goes abroad to the Netherlands, the card will feature some American flavor. Desmond Green returns to the octagon to face Rustam Khabilov in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov (UFCFN 115). Here is hoping Green will pack his passport. 

Desmond Green (20-5), the Rochester native, last fought at UFC 210 in Buffalo, NY where he fought and beat Josh Emmett. He has won five fights in a row dating back to his days in Titan FC. When he was in Bellator he had a mini-streak going as well. It appears that Green is comfortable as a lightweight in the UFC, which could be dangerous to some contenders. 

What would happen if Green was to win this fight? The possibilities are endless. 

The 27-year old has his work cut out for him. Khabilov (21-3) has won four straight fights and all of his victories have come via unanimous decision. He last fought at UFC 206 when he beat Jason Saggo. The 30-year old Russian looks to be up to the challenge. 

UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov will take place on September 2nd at the Ahoy Rotterdam Arena in the Netherlands.  You can watch the event on UFC Fight Pass.

Daniel Yanofsky

Daniel Yanofsky

Daniel is a Managing Editor at, and covers all things combat sports (MMA, Pro Wrestling and Boxing). He is also the lead New York Mets writer. When he's not writing, Daniel hosts a Sunday podcast, The Main Event.
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