Makhachev just can’t catch a break. The Khabib Nurmagomedov sidekick once again lost a fight that would make him a legitimate contender for the lightweight division throne. Makhachev was previously scheduled to fight Beneil Dariush in Main Event of a Fight Night scheduled for February 26th.
An ankle injury played a crucial role in Dariush being forced to pull out from the fight.
Beneil Dariush: *pulls out*
Bobby Green: pic.twitter.com/7KTd2M8LGL
— Out Of Context MMA (@oocmma) February 17, 2022
Meanwhile Bobby Green went the distance against Nasrat Haqparast. While Green couldn’t finish Haqparast he won convincingly 30-27.
BOBBY! BOBBY! BOBBY! ?
Bobby Green wins in style taking it by unanimous decision!
Bobby Green ML -135 ✅?
Total Rounds O2.5 -250 ✅?
— Coolbet Canada ?? (@CoolbetCanada) February 13, 2022
Green last lost a decision to Rafael Fiziev at UFC 265. This makes Green 6-2 in last 8 fights. He has notable victories over Clay Guida, Lando Vannata and Al Iaquinta.
Une anglaise de qualité ?
Bobby Green obtient la victoire par décision unanime face à Nasrat Haqparast ! #UFC271
— La Sueur (@LaSueur_off) February 13, 2022
The fight between Green and Makhachev is scheduled to happen at catchweight of 160lbs – likely due to Green just having finished a weight cut.
The odds appear to heavily favor Makhachev – he is an opening favorite at -1000. Meanwhile Green is at +600.