Long Island’s Gian Villante will take on up-and-comer Maurice Greene on the upcoming UFC June 27 card. MMA Junkie confirmed an initial report by MMA Fighting. The UFC Fight Night Hooker vs Poirier is planning on holding the June 27 card at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, pending the resumption of combat sports in the state of Nevada.
Villante (17-11 MMA, 7-8 UFC) has a habit of finding himself in exciting fights, win or lose, as attested by his three “Fight of the Night” bonuses in the UFC. He’s dropped two of his past three bouts, and will compete at heavyweight for the first time since an alternates fight in the legendary Strikeforce grand prix in 2011.
Greene (8-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) meanwhile, entered the UFC via “The Ultimate Fighter 28.” The fighter nicknamed “The Crochet Boss” won his first three official UFC fights,but is now trying to snap a two-fight losing streak.