UFC Fight Night 71 was already set to feature Josh Thomson taking on Tony Ferguson, and now the July 15th card has received another, compelling lightweight scrap.
Iaquinta (12-3-1) scored a tightly contested, some say controversial, split decision win over Jorge Masvidal in his last outing, which took place on April 4th. The victory extended the New York fighter’s winning streak to four.
Green (23-6), on the other hand, was decisioned by Edson Barboza in November, which snapped the California fighter’s eight fight winning streak.
Iaquinta is currently ranked #13 in the UFC’s lightweight division, and Green is sitting at #11.
UFC FN 71 will be hosted by the Valley View Casino Center, and in the main event, Frank Mir will take on heavyweight Todd Duffee.