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Bobby Green

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  • Given Name: Bobby Ryan Green
  • MMA Record: 24-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: King
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 31 | Date of Birth: 1986.09.09
  • Last Fight: January 27, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Pinnacle MMA
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $292,000 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighting out of: Inland Empire, California
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Bobby Green MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Clay Guida
24-8-1 34-17-0

Us UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.06.09
Cancelled Bout Beneil Dariush UFC 222 2018.03.03
Reason: Green Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Erik Koch
23-8-1 15-5-0

Us UFC on FOX 27: Jacare vs. Brunson 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.01.27
Odds: -190 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#8 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
Draw | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Lando Vannata
23-8-0 9-2-0

Us UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.10.07
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $74,000 ($24K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#13 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
UFC 216 Fight of the Night
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ru Rashid Magomedov
23-7-0 19-2-0

Us UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.04.15
Odds: +270 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Josh Burkman UFC UFN 96 2016.10.01
Reason: Green Withdrew (Personal Issues)
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Dustin Poirier
23-6-0 19-4-0

Us UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.06.04
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Cancelled Bout Al Iaquinta UFC UFN 71 2015.07.15
Reason: Green Torn ACL
Cancelled Bout Jorge Masvidal UFC UFN 63 2015.04.04
Reason: Green Torn Quad
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Edson Barboza
23-5-0 14-2-0

Us UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.11.22
Odds: +125 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.4 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Donald Cerrone UFC 178 2014.09.27
Reason: Opponent Switch
Cancelled Bout Jorge Masvidal UFC 178 2014.09.27
Reason: Opponent Switches
Cancelled Bout Abel Trujillo UFC UFN 47 2014.08.16
Reason: Green to Thomson Bout
Cancelled Bout Abel Trujillo UFC 176 2014.08.02
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Josh Thomson
22-5-0 20-6-0

Us UFC on FOX 12: Lawler vs. Brown
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.07.26
Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 ($21K Base, $21K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Walkout Music: T.I. - Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)
Cancelled Bout Jim Miller UFC 172 2014.04.26
Reason: Green Injury
Cancelled Bout Abel Trujillo UFC 169 2014.02.01
Reason: Green Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Pat Healy
21-5-0 26-17-0

Us UFC on FOX 9: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.12.14
Odds: +135 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $36,000 ($18K Base, $18K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
3:50 Round 1 of 3

Us James Krause
20-5-0 20-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.11.06
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Cancelled Bout Danny Castillo UFC on FOX 8 2013.07.27
Reason: Green Hand Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:25 Round 3 of 3, 14:25 Total

Us Jacob Volkmann
19-5-0 15-3-0

Us UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.02.02
Odds: +340 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $70,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus, $50K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
#13 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
UFC 156 Submission of the Night
Cancelled Bout Jorge Masvidal Strikeforce 2012.11.03
Reason: Event Cancelled
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Matt Ricehouse
18-5-0 6-0-0

Us Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.08.18
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us James Terry
17-5-0 11-4-0

Us Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.05.19
Disclosed Pay: $12,000 ($6K Base, $6K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marcos Rosales
Cancelled Bout Alonzo Martinez Strikeforce 2012.01.07
Reason: Green Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:25 Round 3 of 3, 12:25 Total

Us JP Reese
16-5-0 5-1-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 20: Britt vs. Sayers
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.11.18
Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Cancelled Bout Isaac Vallie-Flagg Strikeforce 2011.11.18
Reason: Vallie-Flagg Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
2:54 Round 2 of 3, 7:54 Total

Us Charon Spain
15-5-0 7-7-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 19: Larkin vs. Rossborough
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.09.23
Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Gesias Cavalcante
15-4-0 15-4-1

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.07.30
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Dom O'Grady

Us King of the Cage

2011.04.21
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired

Us Tim Means

Us King of the Cage

2010.10.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Daron Cruickshank

Us King of the Cage

2010.08.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Ricky Legere Jr.

Us King of the Cage

2010.02.25
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Charles Bennett

Us King of the Cage

2009.12.17
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Us David Mitchell

Us Tachi Palace Fights

2009.12.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Am Sevak Magakian

Us Respect in the Cage

2009.11.20
Win | Submission | Punches

Us Jeff Torch

Us King of the Cage

2009.10.03
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us John Ulloa

Us King of the Cage

2009.02.27
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:55 Round 1 of 3

Us Dan Lauzon
8-1-0 11-2-0

Us Affliction 2: Day of Reckoning
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.01.24
Disclosed Pay: $4,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Toby Grear

Us Total Fighting Alliance

2008.07.12
Win | Decision | Split

Us Santiago Manzanares

Mx Mexico Regional

2008.06.28
Win | KO/TKO

Mx Rafael Salomao

Mx Mexico Regional

2008.06.28
Win | KO/TKO

Mx Israel Giron

Mx Mexico Regional

2008.06.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Raymond Ayala

Us Total Fighting Alliance

2008.03.22
Win | Submission | Choke

Gu Herman Terrado

Mx Mexico Regional

2008.03.08
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Josh Gaskins

Us California Regional

2008.03.07
Win | Submission | Choke

Mx Enrique Briones

Mx Mexico Regional

2008.02.23
Win | KO/TKO

Us Neal Abrams

Us Total Fighting Alliance

2008.01.19

Bobby Green Wiki Update Wiki

Bobby Green is an American lightweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He is a blue belt in Brzillian Jiu Jitsu and trains out of Pinnacle Jiu Jitsu in Fontana, California. He has also fought for promotions such as Affliction, King of the Cage, Tachi Palace Fights and Strikeforce. Green holds notable wins over Charles Bennett, Daron Cruikshank, Ricky Legere and Jacob Volkmann. He has held both the Junior Welterweight and Lightweight titles in KOTC and has been awarded the "Submission of the Night" bonus one time in the UFC. Of his twenty one wins, seventeen have been finishes including nine submissions.


Green was born in Inland Empire, California in 1986 but became a foster child at the age of five. He started wrestling when he was a sophomore in high school and found that he had a gift for it, even placing twice in the state tournament. He didn't start training in MMA until he needed money to support his son while he worked at a warehouse He found that he had a knack for fighting, going 8-1 in his first seven months including winning an eight man, one night tournament in Mexico City. He gained the attention of the Affliction promotion and was given a spot on their second and final card against Dan Lauzon. Although he would lose a submission in the first round, he would bounce back with three more wins. He would again be given a big name fight when he took on David Mitchell at TPF 2 but would again lose a submission. 


After achieving an 11-3 record, Bobby would begin an impressive run with KOTC. He was able to defeat MMA veteran, Charles Bennett, with a first round knockout and was given a shot at the KOTC Junior Welterweight Title against another veteran, Ricky Legere. He would win the title with another first round knockout. He was able to defend the title against future UFC fighter, Daron Cruikshank but would lose it to another future UFC fighter, Tim Means. He was given another title shot the next year at lightweight and was able to defeat Dom O'Grady by decision.


Green would vacate his KOTC title in order to join the Strikeforce promotion in 2011. He would face Gesias Cavalcante but would again lose a decision. He would fight for more times for Strikefore, gaining two decision and two submission wins, before being brought over to the UFC when Strikeforce ceased operations. In his UFC debut, he was matched with long time UFC fighter, Jacob Volkmann. Although he was a major underdog going into the fight, he was able to control almost the entire fight and secure a submission with only thirty five seconds remaining in the fight. This feat would earn him the "Submission of the night" bonus. 


Bobby was slated to fight Danny Castillo, but a hand injury forced Green out of competition for a few months. He next fought James Krause at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3. The fight ended in controversy however. Green was deducted a point after two low lows in the first minute of the fight, but when a third appeared to land and Krause fell to the mat, the referee stopped the fight and declared Green the winner by TKO since he believed that the last kick was legal therefore Krause appeared to be verbally submitting. He would get back into the octagon onl thirty eight days later when he stepped in as a late replacement against Pat Healy. Throughout the fight, Green was able to use superior footwork and speed to outwork Healy on the way to a unanimous decision victory.


Green will look to pick up his 8th straight win when he faces Jim Miller at UFC 172.

Last updated 04.08.2014, 2:47 PM ET
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