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Bobby Green Tabbed To Replace Michael Johnson, Face Josh Thomson At UFC On FOX 12

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UFC officials have moved quickly to find a replacement for Michael Johnson, switching Bobby Green to UFC on FOX 12 to face Josh Thomson.

Johnson was forced to pull out of the planned main card opener on July 26 due to an injury. Green will now step away from a fight at UFC Fight Night 47 against Abel Trujillo to meet Thomson.

Green (22-5) has won seven consecutive fights, including three with the UFC since signing from Strikeforce. He defeated Pat Healy to close out 2013 after earning finishes vs. James Krause and Jacob Volkmann.

Trujillo is expected to receive a new opponent shortly. Below is the current lineup for the FOX card:


Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Featherweight: Clay Guida vs. Dennis Bermudez

Lightweight: Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green


Lightweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Daron Cruickshank

Light Heavyweight: Kyle Kingsbury vs. Patrick Cummins

Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Hernani Perpetuo

Featherweight: Brian Ortega vs. Mike De La Torre

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Lightweight: Akbarh Arreola vs. Tiago Trator

Featherweight: Steven Siler vs. Noad Lahat

Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Andreas Stahl

Female Strawweight: Juliana Lima vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk