Two of the UFC’s longest tenured lightweights will finally meet at UFC 276.
A matchup pitting 39-fight UFC veteran Jim Miller against 19-fight veteran Bobby Green has been booked for the UFC’s annual International Fight Week pay-per-view, which is slated for July 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed the news.
Miller & Green were originally scheduled to meet twice previously — in April 2014 UFC 172, and then again in February 2021 UFC 258. However, Green was forced to withdraw due to health complications just before each event.
Miller (34-16, 1 NC) is the current record-holder for the most bouts in UFC history as well as being in a three-way tie for the most wins in UFC history. Despite his lengthy career, the 38-year-old New Jersey native rides a two-fight win streak into the matchup after scoring second-round knockouts of Erick Gonzalez and Nikolas Motta in his most recent bouts.
Green (29-13-1), on the other hand, is hoping to climb back into the win column after seeing his two-fight hot streak snapped in a short-notice loss to Islam Makhachev in February.
UFC 276 will be headlined with a championship doubleheader. Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya faces Jared Cannonier and featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski takes on Max Holloway. This is a highly anticipated trilogy fight.