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Drew Dober knocks out Bobby Green at ‘UFC Vegas 66’; Omaha, Nebraska native earns 12th UFC win

Drew Dober, 34, was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 216,” also known as “UFC on ESPN+ 74” and “UFC Vegas 66“. The Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States but is fighting out of Denver, Colorado, USA.

Featuring 13 professional mixed martial arts bouts, “UFC Vegas 66” was held at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Clark County, Nevada, USA. In the ninth bout of the evening, Dober fought “King” Bobby Green, 36, of Fontana, California, USA in the lightweight division.

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Keith Peterson served as the referee. He stopped the lightweight contest after 2 minutes and 45 seconds in the second round.

Dober knocked out Green via punch. The latter now holds a professional MMA record of 29 wins, 14 losses and 1 draw.

This makes Green the 12th MMA fighter to lose to Dober in the UFC. The victory improved the Omaha native’s professional MMA record to 26 wins, 11 losses and 1 No Contest.

Including the U.S., a total of 13 countries were represented at “UFC Vegas 66”. The others were Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, England, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Russia and Wales.

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Before moving to Denver, Dober became a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Ed Shobe of Mid-America Martial Arts in Omaha. Dober wrestled his junior and senior years at Millard North High School in Omaha.

After compiling an amateur MMA record of 9 wins and 0 loss, Dober made his professional MMA debut in 2009. On November 30, 2013, he lost via unanimous decision to Sean Spencer at “The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale” at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Clark County.

In 2014, Dober made his UFC debut. The first 11 opponents he defeated in the promotion were Jamie Varner, Scott Holtzman, Jason Gonzalez, Josh Burkman, Frank Camacho, Jon Tuck, Polo Reyes, Nasrat Haqparast, Alexander Hernandez, Terrance McKinney and Rafael Alves.

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