Bobby Green Will Replace The Injured Beneil Dariush In Makhachev Main Event

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.

Meanwhile Bobby Green went the distance against Nasrat Haqparast. While Green couldn’t finish Haqparast he won convincingly 30-27.

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.

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.