Less than an hour after the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the cancelation of UFC 176, two of the event’s undercard bouts have found a new home.
A lightweight tilt between Bobby Green and Abel Trujillo will now take place Aug. 16 in Bangor, Maine, as will a flyweight showdown pitting Jussier “Formiga” da Silva against Zach Makovsky.
The fights will be part of UFC Fight Night “Bader vs. St. Preux,” a Fox Sports 1-broadcast event topped by a 205-pounders Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux.
Green and Trujillo were originally set to meet in February at UFC 169, but that matchup was scratched when Green withdrew from the bout due to injury. Trujillo went on to score his second consecutive stoppage with knockout of replacement opponent Jamie Varner. Green last competed in December, when he extended his current winning streak to seven with a unanimous decision against Pat Healy.
Formiga moved his UFC record to 2-2 in March with a controversial submission of Scott Jorgensen, who was choked out after being knocked to the ground by an accidental head-butt. The former Shooto champion will face another stiff test in ex-Bellator titlist Makovsky, who began his Octagon tenure in December with a win over Jorgensen and then outpointed Josh Sampo in February.