Next In Line: Green To Make His UFC Debut This Weekend, Replacing Holland
Just a few hours after Daniel Rodriguez found out he needed a new opponent for UFC on ESPN 9, 27-year-old Gabriel Green will look to make an impact in his UFC debut.
According to MMA Junkie, Green (9-2) will be replacing Kevin Holland. Holland, who was attempting to compete in his second fight in two weeks, had to back out of Saturday’s fight due to a training injury.
Fighting out of Downey, California, Green made his professional debut in 2016. He has competed in organizations like Fight Club OC, Bellator, and Combate Americas. “Gifted’s” last bout was for California Xtreme Fighting in August 2018, beating Richard LeRoy via knockout. He is currently on a six-fight win streak with three wins via knockout and six via submission.
Iridium Sports Agency, which represents Green, welcomed him into the UFC.
Rodriguez (11-1) is on a six-fight win streak and won his first major UFC fight back in February. In round two he submitted Tim Means via guillotine choke. He impressed during Dana White’s Contender Series in July 2019, beating Rico Farrington via unanimous decision.
The main event of UFC on ESPN 9 features Tyron Woodley and Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout. The event is scheduled to take place inside the UFC’s APEX Center in Nevada. White is confident the promotion would be returning to the state, however, this all depends on an upcoming ruling by the Nevada Athletic Commission.