Green is officially a legitimate threat at 155 pounds after stringing together seven straight wins including success in the Octagon over James Krause, Jacob Volkmann, and now Healy. While that isn’t exactly a murderers’ row of opponents, Green’s athleticism and ability to put opponents away while standing or on the ground make him a force to be reckoned with, and, at 27 years old, he still has time to improve before finding himself on the downside of his career. Green deserves a Top 10 name at this point to see how he stacks up against the divisional elite. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the only adversary fitting the bill without anything on the immediate horizon, though collisions between Jim Miller-Fabricio Camoes or Rustam Khabilov-Rafael dos Anjos are just around the corner as well. (PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Finding a UFC win lacking significance is akin to the proverbial needle in a haystack. However, there’s no question some victories have a larger impact on either a division or the involved individual than others. Such was certainly the case at UFC on FOX 9 where a few underdogs stepped up to the plate and knocked one out of the park, seasoned veterans rose to the occasion, and flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson turned in his best performance to date.
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