Gabriel Green (fighter)

Gabriel Green[1] (born May 2, 1993) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Gabriel Green
BornGabriel Green[1]
(1993-05-02) May 2, 1993 (age 30)
San Pedro, California, United States
Other namesGifted
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Reach73.0 in (185 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofSan Pedro, California
TeamTracy Hess' Subfighter MMA (2014–present)[3]
Team Bodyshop[4]
RankPurple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Tracy Hess[3]
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission6
By decision1
By knockout3
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

Coming from an athletic family, Green played football while attending Warren High School and had a boxing bag in his backyard where his father taught him to box.[4] He would eventually join a gym after his friend suggested they try together and after two months had his first amateur bout. He would win his next 6 amateur bouts before going pro because of lack of opponents on the amateur scene.[5]

Green attended California State University, Long Beach, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business despite starting out in the pre-med program.[6][7]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

Having his debut in 2016, he compiled a 9–2 record before the UFC fighting mostly in California, winning the CXF 160 lb Championship in his last bout before his short notice bout in the UFC. He made 3 appearances in Bellator MMA, winning his first appearance at Bellator 160 against Alex Trinidad via second-round TKO, losing at Bellator 170 against fellow future UFC fighter Jalin Turner 36 seconds into the bout, and finally winning via second round rear-naked choke against Chris Padilla at Bellator 192.[8][9][10]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Green, replacing Kevin Holland, faced Daniel Rodriguez on May 30, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs. Burns.[11] Green lost the fight via unanimous decision.[12]

Green was scheduled to face Dwight Grant on October 23, 2021, at UFC Fight Night 196.[13] However, Green was removed from the pairing on 23 September for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Francisco Trinaldo.[14]

Green faced UFC newcomer Philip Rowe at UFC 258 on February 13, 2021. He won the bout via unanimous decision.[15]

Green faced Yohan Lainesse on April 30, 2022, at UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Vera.[16] Despite getting knocked down earlier, he won the fight via TKO in the second round.[17]

Green faced Ian Garry on July 2, 2022 at UFC 276.[18] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[19]

Green was scheduled to face Jake Matthews, at UFC on ABC 4 on May 13, 2023.[20] However, Matthews withdrew from the bout due to injury and was replaced by Bryan Battle.[21] At the weigh-ins, Battle weighed in at 173 pounds, two pounds over the welterweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight and Battle was fined a percentage of his purse, which went to Green.[22] Green lost the bout via knockout just 14 seconds into the bout.[23]

Championships and accomplishments edit

  • California Xtreme Fighting
    • CXF 160 lb Championship (One time; former)

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
16 matches 11 wins 5 losses
By knockout 4 3
By submission 6 0
By decision 1 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–5 Bryan Battle KO (punch) UFC on ABC: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida May 13, 2023 1 0:14 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Catchweight (173 lb) bout; Battle missed weight.
Loss 11–4 Ian Garry Decision (unanimous) UFC 276 July 2, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–3 Yohan Lainesse TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Font vs. Vera April 30, 2022 2 4:02 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–3 Philip Rowe Decision (unanimous) UFC 258 February 13, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–3 Daniel Rodriguez Decision (unanimous) UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns May 30, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Welterweight.
Win 9–2 Richard LeRoy KO (punches) CXF 14: Boiling Point August 25, 2018 2 4:52 Studio City, California, United States Won the vacant CXF 160 lb Championship.
Win 8–2 Javier Garcia Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Combate 20: Combate Estrellas 1 April 13, 2018 3 1:03 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 7–2 Chris Padilla Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Bellator 192 January 20, 2018 1 2:46 Inglewood, California, United States
Win 6–2 Ivan Castillo Submission (rear-naked choke) Extreme Fighters MMA Events 1 October 7, 2017 1 1:12 Long Beach, California, United States
Win 5–2 Leon Shahbazyan TKO (punches) CXF 8: Cali Kings June 17, 2017 1 3:23 Burbank, California, United States Catchweight (165 lb) bout.
Win 4–2 Matt Hagge Submission (rear-naked choke) CXF 7: Locked and Loaded April 29, 2017 1 3:20 Studio City, California, United States Catchweight (166 lb) bout.
Loss 3–2 Jalin Turner KO (punches) Bellator 170 January 21, 2017 1 0:36 Inglewood, California, United States
Loss 3–1 Randon Abafo TKO (punches) War on the Valley Isle 5 November 12, 2016 1 3:26 Wailuku, Hawaii, United States Welterweight bout.
Win 3–0 Alex Trinidad TKO (punches) Bellator 160 August 26, 2016 2 2:01 Anaheim, California, United States Return to Lightweight.
Win 2–0 Hakob Ter-Petrosyan Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Club OC: Boxing and MMA Fight Series June 9, 2016 1 4:13 Costa Mesa, California, United States Welterweight debut.
Win 1–0 Andrew Lagdaan Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight Club OC 41 April 7, 2016 2 2:40 Costa Mesa, California, United States Lightweight debut.


See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b Mixed martial arts show results Date: April 30, 2022
  2. ^ "Stats | UFC".
  3. ^ a b "Gabriel Green | UFC". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  4. ^ a b FightersRep (June 5, 2020). Post-Fight Interview with UFC Fighter Gabriel Green | (San Pedro Stand Up!) – via YouTube.
  5. ^ Vreeland, Daniel (2021-02-11). "UFC 258's Gabe Green: From Least Athletic in the Family to Pro Athlete". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  6. ^ "Fighter in Disguise: CSULB Student on the Way to a Professional MMA Career". DIG MAG. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  7. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (February 12, 2021). "Gabe Green Used Adversity To Fuel His Fire". Ultimate Fighting Championship.
  8. ^ "Bellator 160 Results: Play-by-Play & Round-by-Round Scoring". Sherdog. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  9. ^ "Bellator 170 'Ortiz vs. Sonnen' Results: Play-by-Play & Round-by-Round Scoring". Sherdog. Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  10. ^ stevejuon (2018-01-20). "LIVE! Bellator 192 Results, Streaming Play-By-Play Updates". Retrieved 2022-04-28.
  11. ^ "Gabriel Green expected to replace Kevin Holland at UFC on ESPN 9, meet Daniel Rodriguez". MMA Junkie. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  12. ^ Stocker, Adam (2020-06-30). "UFC Vegas: Daniel Rodriguez out strikes Gabriel Green to earn decision". Fansided. Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  13. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-09-11). "Dwight Grant vs. Gabe Green toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 23 oktober". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-05-31.
  14. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2021-09-23). "Francisco Trinaldo vervangt Gabe Green tegen Dwight Grant op 23 oktober". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  15. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2021-02-13). "UFC 258 Results: Gabe Green Kicks His Way to Victory, Defeats Philip Rowe". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-05.
  16. ^ Dorff, Marcel. "UFC VEGAS 53 UNDEFEATED LAINESSE MAKES UFC DEBUT AGAINST GREEN". Retrieved 2022-02-07.(in Dutch)
  17. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2022-04-30). "UFC Vegas 53: Gabe Green Halts Yohan Lainesse In His Tracks". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-05-01.
  18. ^ "Ian Garry To Make UFC Return Vs. Gabe Green At UFC 276". MMA News. 2022-06-03. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  19. ^ Theodosi, Jamie (2022-07-02). "UFC 276: Ian Garry Sails to Unanimous Decision Victory Over Gabe Green". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  20. ^ Jay Anderson (2023-02-22). "Gabe Green vs. Jake Matthews Welterweight Match-Up Added to May 13 UFC Event". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-02-22.
  21. ^ Jay Anderson (2023-03-29). "Bryan Battle vs. Gabe Green set for May 13 UFC event". Retrieved 2023-03-29.
  22. ^ Staff (2023-05-12). "UFC on ABC 4 weigh-in results: One fight scrapped , one misses weight in Charlotte". Retrieved 2023-05-12.
  23. ^ Martin, Damon (2023-05-13). "UFC Charlotte video: Bryan Battle demolishes Gabe Green with brutal knockout in just 14 seconds". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2023-05-13.
  24. ^ "Gabriel Green". Sherdog.

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