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