Rising lightweight Rafael Fiziev will face veteran Bobby Green at UFC’s August 7th pay-per-view event, per a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN.
The fight is expected to take place at UFC 265 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, USA.
Fiziev is getting the matchup after putting together a three-fight winning streak in the UFC. Among the trio of victories is a stoppage win he scored within a round last year against Renato Moicano.
Green is the most experienced opponent that Fiziev has ever been put against. With now 15 previous appearances in the UFC, Green has eight wins. He was on an especially strong run last year, scoring three consecutive victories from June to September.
However, Green’s momentum was stopped in October when he lost a fight to Thiago Moises. That fight was his most recent appearance in the cage.
Green was set to return in February against Jim Miller, although that fight was thrown out after he collapsed backstage following the weigh-ins.
Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane are set to fight for the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship in the main event of UFC 265. Here is how the card looks currently.
Bout 13: Derrick Lewis (25-7) vs. Ciryl Gane (9-0) (Vacant Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 12: Amanda Nunes (21-4) vs. Julianna Pena (10-4) (UFC Bantamweight Championship)
Bout 11: Drako Rodriguez (7-2) vs. Vince Morales (9-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 10: Johnny Munoz (10-1) vs. Jamey Simmons (7-3) (Bantamweight)
Bout 9: Jose Aldo (29-7) vs. Pedro Munhoz (19-5) (Bantamweight)
Bout 8: Victoria Leonardo (8-3) vs. Melissa Gatto (6-0-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Song Yadong (16-5-1) vs. Casey Kenney (16-3-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 6: Tecia Torres (12-5) vs. Angela Hill (13-9) (Strawweight)
Bout 5: Vicente Luque (20-7-1) vs. Michael Chiesa (17-4) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-6) vs. Jessica Penne (13-5) (Strawweight)
Bout 3: Manel Kape (15-6) vs. Ode Osbourne (9-3) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Ed Herman (25-14) vs. Alonzo Menifield (10-2) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 1: Rafael Fiziev (9-1) vs. Bobby Green (27-11-1) (Lightweight)