Preview! Makhachev Battles Green In Vegas!

UFC 271: Green v Haqparast
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UFC will send its No. 4-ranked lightweight contender Islam Makhachev into a five-round battle against short-notice replacement and longtime 155-pound veteran Bobby Green in the UFC Vegas 49 main event TONIGHT (Sat., Feb. 26, 2022) inside APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 30 year-old Makhachev (21-1) is the winner of nine straight, including his submission victory over Dan Hooker at UFC 267 back in October. Green, 35, improved to 29-12-1 with his decision win against Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271, having previously defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 268. Makhachev is expected to earn a lightweight title shot with a victory at UFC Vegas 49; however, it’s unknown if the same reward awaits “King” with an upset in “Sin City.”

Check out their fight video preview embedded above. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 49 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the ESPN+ preliminary card bouts at 4 p.m. ET, followed by the ESPN+ main card start time at 7 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Vegas 49 news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive here. For the updated and finalized “Makhachev vs. Green” fight card and ESPN+ lineup click here.

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Author: Jesse Holland

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