A top-15 matchup in the Lightweight division has just been confirmed, per David Van Auken. Grant Dawson will face Bobby Green as the headliner for UFC Fight Night 229 on October 7th inside the UFC Apex in Enterprise, Nevada.
This five-round main event occurs in the Lightweight (155 lbs) division.
Grant Dawson holds a professional record of 20-1-1 (8-0-1 UFC) and has notable wins over Damir Ismagulov, Mark Madsen, and Jared Gordon. He is ranked #10 in the Lightweight division.
Bobby Green is currently unranked in the Lightweight division and holds a professional record of 30-14-1-1NC (11-9-1-1NC UFC). He has noteworthy wins over Tony Ferguson, Al Iaquinta, and James Krause.
Official odds have yet to be released.
Grant Dawson is the dark horse of the Lightweight division. He's currently undefeated inside the UFC with five finishes and is coming off the biggest win of his career. At UFC Fight Night: Strickland vs. Magomedov, Dawson would serve as the co-headliner against Damir Ismagulov and would put on a grappling clinic against the Kazak, securing the victory via a dominant unanimous decision. He now goes for his ninth octagon victory in his first main event inside the promotion.
Bobby Green is also coming off one of the most significant wins of his career. On the main card of UFC 291, Green would go toe-to-toe with fan favorite Tony Ferguson and would become the second man to submit Ferguson in the UFC, only achieved once prior by Nate Diaz. Green was comfortably in control the entire bout before securing a buzzer-beater submission with six seconds left in the round. Now, he'll look to get his first UFC victory in a main event slot.
This is an unexpected but fun matchup in the Lightweight division, so who do you have winning? As a member of the Verdict Community, drop your prediction in the comments below.