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Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 178

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Just a few days removed from their successful weekend campaigns, Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal are already eyeing quick turnarounds. The two victorious lightweights have agreed to square off in a battle of Strikeforce veterans on September 27 at UFC 178, promotion officials announced early Tuesday.

Green (23-5) scored the biggest win of his career on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12, earning the judges' nod over Josh Thomson on just nine day's notice to propel his name into the top-10 of the UFC lightweight division. The 27-year-old's dramatic upset extended his current winning streak to eight straight, a run which includes a perfect 4-0 mark in UFC competition.

Masvidal (27-8), meanwhile, survived an early knockdown to seize a unanimous decision over Daron Cruickshank at the San Jose event. "Gamebred" is now 5-1 over his last six contests, including back-to-back wins over Cruickshank and Pat Healy.

UFC 178 is slated to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. An updated fight card can be seen below.

  • Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier
  • Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki
  • Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Cat Zingano
  • Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Brian Ebersole vs. John Howard
  • Patrick Cote vs. Stephen Thompson

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