UFC lightweight Bobby Green will return to action against Dustin Poirier at UFC 199, which takes place June 4 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

The LA Daily News was the first to announce the bout.

For Green (23-6), a former King of the Cage, TFA and WFC champion, this will mark his first apperance inside the Octagon since dropping a decision to Edson Barboza in November 2014. This setback snapped Green’s eight fight win streak, which included victories over Pat Healy, Jacob Volkman and former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson.

Since his loss Barboza, the man known as “King” has been on the sideline with a series of injuries, which forced him out of scheduled bout against Al Iaquinta and Jorge Masvidal.

Poirier (17-4), a Louisiana native, will be looking to make it four straight wins as a member of the lightweight division. He most recently earned a decision over Irishman Joe Duffy at UFC 195 in January. Prior to this win, ‘The Diamond” walked away with a first round knockouts over Carlos Diego Ferriera and Yancy Medeiros.

UFC 199 will be headlined by two title fights, with middleweight champion Luke Rockhold taking on Chris Weidman in the main event and bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz facing rival Urijah Faber in the co-main event

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