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UFC announced Drew Dober vs Bobby Green fight at final event of 2023


The final UFC programme of 2023 features a matchup between two prominent lightweights.


UFC Fight Night 216 features a 155-pound bout between Drew Dober (24-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Bobby Green (29-13-1 MMA, 10-8-1 UFC). The UFC Apex in Las Vegas will host the event on December 17.


After the fight showed up on an ESPN listing (h/t Sherdog writer Tom Feely), MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with two sources on Tuesday. Due to the lack of a formal statement, the individuals involved have requested anonymity.


Dober, 34, is coming into the bout on the strength of two consecutive knockout victories. With strikes in the first round, he knocked out Terrance McKinney in March. An unlucky body blow from Dober in Round 3 of their battle in July saw Rafael Alves knocked out.


US Anti-Doping Agency suspended Green, 36, in May after he tested positive for a banned substance. If ingested by accident, Green recommended a supplement available at Walmart. Green has gone 2-2 in his last four matches. Green last fought in February, losing a main event bout to current UFC champion Islam Makhachev.


With this new addition, UFC Fight Night on December 17 now features:

  • Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland

  • Damir Ismagulov vs. Arman Tsarukyan

  • Amir Albazi vs. Brandon Royval

  • Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green

  • Julian Marquez vs. Deron Winn

  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Vitor Petrino

  • Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson

  • Albert Duraev vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

  • Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Michael Morales

  • Rafa Garcia vs. Hayisaer Maheshate

  • Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs. Said Nurmagomedov

  • Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Cory McKenna

  • Alex Caceres vs. Julian Erosa

  • David Dvorak vs. Manel Kape

  • Jake Matthews vs. Matthew Semelsberger

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