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Drew Dober vs. Bobby Green added to UFC Vegas 66

An exciting lightweight battle has been added to the UFC 2022 final event.

Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting on Tuesday that a match between Drew Dober and Bobby Green is scheduled for UFC Vegas 66, which takes place Dec. 17 at UFC APEX. ESPN’s Fightcenter was the first to reveal the match.

After suffering back-to-back losses in 2021 – including a submission loss to current champion Islam Makhachev – Dober will be looking to end 2022 with a perfect 3-0. The 34-year-old stopped Terrance McKinney in a wild fight at UFC Vegas 50 in March, then finished Rafael Alves with a nasty hook to the body four months later at UFC 277.

Green will make his third octagon appearance of the year and look to bounce back from a submission loss to Makhachev in the main event of UFC Vegas 49. ‘King’ started 2022 with a decisive win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271 in February, and was scheduled to meet Jim Miller at UFC 276 in July before being pulled from the fight after a positive drug test – which Green revealed a few months later on Instagram – where he subsequently suspended for six months by USADA. Green tested positive for the presence of an exogenous anabolic androgenic steroid in an out-of-competition test on May 16.

UFC Vegas 66 will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland.