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UFC 169: Bobby Green vs Abel Trujillo Targeted

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A great lightweight bout between Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo has been booked. This bout is expected to take place at UFC 169, which has the makings to be an amazing stand up bout. Both fighters are coming off wins, and a win for each would cement their status as being a top lightweight fighter, a division that is currently being reigned by Anthony Pettis.

Green comes into this bout off one of his most important wins, which was over Pat Healy. Healy is known to be a relentless grinder who is able to use his size to smother his opponents for the duration of the fight. He wasn’t able to do this to Green, who proved to be the more technical fighter on the feet. He was even able to pressure Healy up against the cage and beat him at his own game. It was an amazing win for Green, who is seriously making some waves in the lightweight division.

Just like Green, Abel has been making some waves in the lightweight division. His latest win over Roger Bowling was quite impressive, as it showcased his relentless stand up skills. He showed killer instincts from the very beginning, and any fighter who stands up with him is going to be in trouble. Still, he has shown holes in his game, particularly with his wrestling. This was clear in his bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov. In this bout, he was taken down repeatedly, and Green may employ a similar strategy against Abel.

It should be a great lightweight bout where the winner puts their name in the conversation to challenge for the lightweight title.

Jeremy Green is a MMA and NFL contributor at RantSports. You can follow him on FacebookTwitter, or Google+.

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