UFC heavyweights Maurice Greene and Marcos Rogerio de Lima will collide inside the octagon on May 8, multiple people with knowledge of the booking informed MMA Fighting following a report from MMA Junkie.
Greene (9-5) has only won once over his last four bouts, a third-round submission over Gian Villante sandwiched between stoppage defeats to Greg Hardy, Aleksei Oleynik and Sergey Pavlovich. “The Crochet Boss” holds an overall record of 4-3 since joining the company in 2018.
De Lima (17-7-1), who like Greene competed on The Ultimate Fighter, has bounced between wins and losses over the past six years, beating the likes of Igor Pokrajac and Ben Sosoli and losing to veterans like Stefan Struve and Ovince St. Preux. In his most recent appearance, “Pezao” was submitted by Alexander Romanov.
The UFC has yet to announce the location and headlining attraction for the Fight Night card. The current lineup includes Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez and Holly Holm vs. Julianna Pena.