Bobby Green withdraws from UFC 172, Jim Miller now meets Yancy Medeiros

Bobby Green has withdrawn from his UFC 172 lightweight bout against Jim Miller and replacing Green in the bout will be Yancy Medeiros.UFC 172 Poster

UFC officials officially announced the change on Sunday morning and Medeiros original opponent for UFC 172, Joe Ellenberger will receive a new opponent.

UFC 172 will take place from the Baltimore Arena in six days and will be headlined by Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira.

Medeiros (10-1) entered the UFC last year after winning two fights in Strikeforce as a middleweight. He immediately dropped down to the lightweight division and was defeated by Rustam Khabilov at UFC 159 due to an injury. He returned at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 and defeated MMA veteran Yves Edwards by TKO in the first round.

Miller (23-4, 1NC) is currently the #9 lightweight in the UFC media rankings and has gone 2-0, 1NC in his last three fights. He is coming off a submission win at UFC 168 against Fabricio Camoes and it was his 12th win in the UFC.

The current UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Jon Jones (19-1) vs. Glover Teixeira (22-2)
Phil Davis (12-1, 1NC) vs. Anthony Johnson (16-4)
Luke Rockhold (11-2) vs. Tim Boetsch (17-6)
Jim Miller (23-4, 1NC) vs. Yancy Medeiros (10-1)
Max Holloway (8-3) vs. Andre Fili (13-1)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Joseph Benavidez (19-4) vs. Tim Elliott (10-4-1)
Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-4-1) vs. Takanori Gomi (34-9, 1NC)
Jessamyn Duke (3-0, 1NC) vs. Bethe Correia (7-0)
Joe Ellenberger (14-1) vs. TBD

Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Danny Castillo (18-6) vs. Charlie Brenneman (19-6)
Chris Beal (8-0) vs. Patrick Williams (7-3)