UFC Lightweight prospect Islam Makhachev is all set to take on the wild Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 202. This fight is one of the most anticipated fights out there ever since it was announced.
Islam was previously set to fight Beneil Dariush on the same card but Dariush pulled out due to an injury and now is replaced by Bobby Green on a mere two weeks’ notice. The duo will fight in the main event of the card. Both the fighters are hyped up for this fight and it’s a perfect stylistic matchup considering their fighting styles. Bobby Green is known for his wild fights and his aggressive attitude towards the fight game. He has an amazing stand-up game and never backs down from any challenge. Whereas Islam is widely renowned for his wrestling game and his dominance over all his opponents.
Bobby Green has been praised a lot for him accepting this fight as not many fighters in the UFC lightweight division would accept a fight against Islam Makhchev on such short notice. Bobby Green has talked about his mindset ahead of his fight against Islam.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 2.21
Significant Striking Accuracy: 58%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 0.79
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 70%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 3.37
Takedown Accuracy: 66%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 88%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.3
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 5.93
Significant Striking Accuracy: 51%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.65
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 62%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.36
Takedown Accuracy: 38%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 72%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.3
(Stats via UFCstats.com)
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyze the upcoming fight cards and give my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 5-0 on picks, bringing my overall record to 272-112
Check out my previous predictions here.
Middleweight: Armen Petrosyan (2.25) vs Gregory Rodrigues (1.62)
Prediction: Armen Petrosyan wins
Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan (1.50) vs Joel Alvarez (2.62)
Prediction: Joel Alvarez wins
Flyweight: Ji Yeon Kim (1.57) vs Priscilla Cachoeira (2.40)
Prediction: Ji Yeon Kim wins
Middleweight: Misha Cirkunov (1.75) vs Wellington Turman (2.05)
Prediction: Misha Cirkunov wins
Catchweight: Islam Makhachev (1.12) vs Bobby Green (6.50)
Prediction: Islam Makhachev wins or Islam Makhachev wins via sub @1.90
Watch UFC Fight Night – Makhachev vs Green LIVE on SONY TEN 2 (English), SONY TEN 3 (Hindi) & SONY TEN 4 (Tamil & Telugu) channels on 27th February 2022 from 5:30 AM IST.