James Krause made quite a UFC debut and he is hoping to build off of that when he meets Bobby Green at Fight for the Troops 3. Krause was victorious against the ultra-tough Sam Stout at UFC 161. He finished “Hands of Stone” via submission with just 13 seconds remaining in their spirited battle. Not only was it an impressive performance against a proven UFC veteran, but it was lucrative as well. Krause earned bonuses for Fight and Submission of the Night.
He will be facing an extremely athletic opponent in Green who is also looking for back-to-back wins in the Octagon. His UFC debut featured a third-round submission triumph against Jacob Volkmann. It earned Green a Submission of the Night bonus at UFC 156.
Krause is an extremely technical fighter who has relied on a vast array of chokes to produce 13 of his 20 career victories by submission. He will clearly be a huge threat for Green if the fight gets to the ground. Green is no pushover in his own right with nine career submission triumphs. The former Strikeforce veteran likes to keep an active pace and possesses some power. Green has recorded seven career knockouts.
This fight has the makings to produce some fireworks, and it’s a battle where something will have to give. Both men are in the midst of being on the best rolls of their careers as Krause has reeled off eight consecutive victories while Green has had his hand raised in his last five contests. Krause does have plenty of length for the weight class at being 6-foot-2. He utilizes that in his kickboxing style and possesses a solid jab. He impressed in the striking department against the dangerous Stout.
With the 155-pound division so deep these days, this battle carries significant weight for two fighters who fought for a number of other promotions before finally getting to the biggest stage. A victory will undoubtedly lead to bigger things for the winner, while the loser will fall several notches down the ladder. With that type of scenario, both men are likely to put on a solid scrap.
Rick LaFitte is an MMA Writer for Rant Sports