Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain announced for UFC Rochester

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Desmond Green is coming home.

The native of Rochester, N.Y., is set to face Charles Jourdain in a lightweight bout on the upcoming UFC on ESPN+ card at Blue Cross Arena on May 18. Jourdain’s signing was first reported by Le Journal de Montreal.

Green is coming off of a breakthrough performance against veteran Ross Pearson at UFC Philadelphia. “The Predator” needed less than a round to defeat Pearson by TKO and pick up his first finish in the UFC. He is 3-3 in six Octagon appearances and 22-8 overall.

Jourdain (9-1) has won his last four fights and joins the UFC as a standout in Canada’s TKO promotion. His last two fights have seen the 23-year-old capture a featherweight title and a vacant interim lightweight title.

UFC Rochester takes place on May 18. It will be headlined by a welterweight bout between former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee, and stream live on ESPN+.

See the updated card below (bout order to be determined):

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee

Neil Magny vs. Vicente Luque

Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer

Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Ian Heinisch

Davi Ramos vs. Austin Hubbard

Zak Cummings vs. Trevin Giles

Grant Dawson vs. Mike Trizano

Patrick Cummins vs. Ed Herman

Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz

Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa

Austin Hubbard vs. Davi Ramos

Michel Pereira vs. Danny Roberts

Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain





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