Jacob Volkmann vs. Bobby Green
Our second lightweight bout of the night will also feature another Strikeforce import, as Jacob Volkmann (15-3) welcomes Bobby Green (19-5) and his four-fight win streak to the Octagon. Kim Winslow will be the referee.
Round 1: No touch of gloves, as these two have had choice words for one another over the past week. Quick kick to the face by Green gets through the defense. Kick to the body by Green lands flush. Volkmann shoots, grabs a single-leg and trips him down to the mat. Side control for Volkmann, as Green gets it to half-guard. Volkmann working for a possible choke as he gets himself out of the guard. Green working to get up, but the wrestling prowess of Volkmann is too much. Volkmann follows a push-off and takes the back, locking in a body triangle and working for a rear-naked choke with just over a minute left. Volkmann switching hands, looking to get one under the chin tight enough to lock in a choke.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Volkmann
Round 2: Green tries to land a knee, but Volkmann goes for a takedown. Green sprawls and stays upright this time. Green drops down and is in guard, but is landing solid elbows to the face. Green delivering vicious elbows to the head again, really wearing Volkmann out. Green was working to continue his attack, and the referee stops them and stands the fighters up, much to the dismay of the crowd and an irate Joe Rogan. Volkmann with swelling on his face and blood starting to pour, as Green fires off a head kick. That allows Volkmann a chance to get the takedown, moving to the back, dropping down and scoring the takedown. Volkmann going for another rear-naked choke as the round comes to an end.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Green
Round 3: A low blow by Volkmann less than a minute in halts the action, and seems to have Green fired up. Green with a swift kick to the body, and fends off a takedown. Green drops Volkmann and goes for a side choke, working to side control. Green looking to do damage, but Volkmann spins out. Instead of trying to maintain control, Green lets go and we are back to the stand-up game. Another takedown defended by Green, but he’s unable to stop the following one. Green rolls through it, though, and tries to stand. Volkmann takes the back again, but Green slips to mount and is unloading on Volkmann, who is defenseless. Several big blows to an exhausted Volkmann connect, as Green has busted open his face. Green slips an arm under and scores quickly with a rear-naked choke.
Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:25 of Round 3