Bobby Green will not be competing at UFC 258 this weekend after all.
Green, who was scheduled to fight fellow lightweight veteran Jim Miller as part of UFC 258’s pay-per-view (PPV) main card, collapsed backstage following official weigh ins early Friday (replay HERE). “King” had successfully made weight so it was undecided at that time whether or not he’d still be cleared to fight.
According to a recent report by MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin, Green will not be be fighting this weekend at UFC 258 due to medical reasons. His fight with Miller has been pulled from the card and a featherweight scrap between Brian Kelleher and Ricky Simon now joins the PPV main card on ESPN+.
It is unknown at this time whether or not UFC is looking to re-book Green vs. Miller.
Jim Miller vs Bobby Green is OFF. The fight has been pulled from #UFC258.— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) February 12, 2021
Brian Kelleher vs Ricky Simon moves to the main card per UFC officials
Green, 34, is coming off a stellar 2020 campaign. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and unpredictable schedule, “King” managed to produce a 3-1 record inside of the Octagon while defeating the likes of Clay Guida and Lando Vannata. The long-time UFC veteran will have to wait a little longer before he steps inside of the cage in the new year.
UFC 258’s updated fight card lineup can be seen below:
UFC 258 PPV Main Event On ESPN+:
170 lbs.: UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns
UFC 258 PPV Main Card On ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET):
125 lbs.: Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso
185 lbs.: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ian Heinisch
185 lbs.: Julian Marquez vs. Maki Pitolo
145lbs.: Brian Kelleher vs Ricky Simon
UFC 258 Prelims Card On ESPN/ESPN+ (8 p.m. ET):
185 lbs.: Anthony Hernandez vs. Rodolfo Vieira
170 lbs.: Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad
140 lbs.: Andre Ewell vs. Chris Gutierrez
115 lbs.: Mallory Martin vs. Polyana Viana
UFC 258 Early Prelims Card On ESPN+ (7:00 p.m. ET):
170 lbs.: Gabe Green vs. Phil Rowe
125 lbs.: Miranda Maverick vs. Gillian Robertson
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 258 fight card tomorrow night, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 7:00 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.