UFC adds Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green to final event of 2023

Two popular UFC lightweights are set to collide on the promotion’s final card of 2023.

At UFC Fight Night 216, Drew Dober (24-11 MMA, 11-7 UFC) and Bobby Green (29-13-1 MMA, 10-8-1 UFC) will meet in a 155-pound matchup. The event takes place Dec. 17 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Two people with knowledge of the booking confirmed it Tuesday to MMA Junkie after the bout appeared on an ESPN listing (h/t Sherdog writer Tom Feely). The people asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.

Dober, 34, enters the fight on back-to-back wins, both by knockout. In March, he finished Terrance McKinney with strikes in Round 1. In July, a Dober body shot ended his fight vs. Rafael Alves in Round 3.

Green, 36, returns from a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency suspension after he tested positive for a banned substance in May. Green pointed to a Walmart supplement for accidental ingestion. Green is 2-2 in his most recent four bouts. Green most recently competed in February, when he lost to now-champ Islam Makhachev in his first UFC headliner.

With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Dec. 17 includes:

  • Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland

  • Damir Ismagulov vs. Arman Tsarukyan

  • Amir Albazi vs. Brandon Royval

  • Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green

  • Julian Marquez vs. Deron Winn

  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Vitor Petrino

  • Sergey Morozov vs. Journey Newson

  • Albert Duraev vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk

  • Rinat Fakhretdinov vs. Michael Morales

  • Rafa Garcia vs. Hayisaer Maheshate

  • Saidyokub Kakhramonov vs. Said Nurmagomedov

  • Cheyanne Vlismas vs. Cory McKenna

  • Alex Caceres vs. Julian Erosa

  • David Dvorak vs. Manel Kape

  • Jake Matthews vs. Matthew Semelsberger

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie