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UFC Fight Night 136: Mairbek Taisumov tweets he’s fighting Desmond Green

UFC lightweight Mairbek Taisumov (27-5-0) revealed today on his twitter account that he will fight Desmond Green (21-6-0) at Moscow’s UFC Fight Night 136 in September.

Taisumov, 29, has good reasons to be excited about fighting in his homeland. He’s riding a five fight win streak, including a knockout over Felipe Silva in his last fight at UFC Fight Night 115 last September.

Meanwhile, Green, 28, recently ended a two fight skid with a win over Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 131 in June.

UFC Fight Night 16 is scheduled for September 15 at the Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia. Tentative bouts include:

Mark Hunt (13-12-1, 1NC) vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk (56-11-1)

Petr Yan (9-1-0) vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade (25-2-0)

Andrei Arlovksi (27-16-0) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (18-4-0)

Kryzysztof Jotko (19-4-0) vs. Adam Yandiev (9-0-0)

C.B. Dolloway (17-8-0) vs. Omari Akhmedov (17-4-1)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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