It is iron on top of iron in the lightweight division and a future UFC title contender could emerge from this week’s main event. In the featured spot of this week’s UFC Fight Night, we see Islam Makhachev taking on Bobby Green.
UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Green is happening this Saturday, February 26, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the Sportsbook bout of the night starting at 4 p.m. ET. When it comes to Makhachev vs Green odds, it is the former who is the sizable betting favorite.
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Makhachev vs Green Notes
The childhood best friend of lightweight great Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev has rattled off nine straight victories and is knocking on the door to a title shot – a win Saturday could give him that opportunity.
Speaking of knocking on the door, that’s what happened for Bobby Green to be in this fight as he got the call about a week ago to step in on late notice. Green, you may recall, just competed and won a unanimous decision against Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271 on February 12.
Makhachev vs Green Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has the Islam Makhachev vs Bobby Green odds and has listed Makhachev as the -800 chalk and Green the +525 underdog option. This means that if you’re looking to make $100 with an Islam win, you need to lay $800, while a $100 winning wager on Bobby would net you a cool $525.
We can further examine the Makhachev vs Green betting odds using our sports betting calculator. There you will see that Islam’s odds of -800 translate to an implied win probability of 88.89 percent while Bobby’s odds represent an implied win probability of 16.00 percent.
If you’re looking to place a wager on the biggest underdog in the UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Green odds, it would be in the main event with Green being the +550 underdog. Conversely, there are two fights that share the tightest odds of the evening. The co-main sees Misha Cirkunov as a slight -125 betting favorite over Wellington Turman (-105), while in the prelims Fares Ziam (-125) is favored over Terrance McKinney (-105).
Makhachev vs Green Betting Odds & Fight Card
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Islam Makhachev vs Bobby Green Odds & Prediction
Islam Makhachev vs Bobby Green Betting Odds
After sitting out all of 2020, Islam Makhachev (-800) picked up three victories in 2021, each by submission, placing him one win away from a shot at UFC gold. Following a brief two-fight losing skid, Bobby “King” Green (+525) has emerged on the other side to win back-to-back fights, including a decision win two weeks ago.
Prediction: Islam Makhachev (-800) via submission
Misha Cirkunov vs Wellington Turman Odds & Prediction
Misha Cirkunov vs Wellington Turman Betting Odds
It has been over two years since Misha Cirkunov (-125) tasted victory and he’s hoping that his second bout in his new weight class will bring him that elusive win. Similarly, Wellington “The Prodigy” Turman (-105) had gone nearly two years between wins as well before scoring a split-decision triumph last August.
Prediction: Wellington Turman (-105) via decision
Ji Yeon Kim vs Priscila Cachoeira Odds & Prediction
Ji Yeon Kim vs Priscila Cachoeira Betting Odds
Ji Yeon Kim
Following her first two victories in the UFC, Priscila “Zombie Girl” Cachoeira (+130) took a submission loss in her attempt at a three-fight winning streak. Meanwhile, Ji Yeon “Fire Fist” Kim (-160) is hoping for her hand to be raised for the first time in over two years, coming off back-to-back decision losses.
Prediction: Ji Yeon Kim (-160) via decision
Arman Tsarukyan vs Joel Alvarez Odds & Prediction
Arman Tsarukyan vs Joel Alvarez Betting Odds
A winning streak will come to a close when these lightweights enter the cage. After losing his UFC debut, Joel “El Fenomeno” Alvarez (+175) has won four straight fights, all by stoppage. Similarly, Arman “Ahalkalakets” Tsarukyan (-220) ran into the man on the marquee, Islam Makhachev, in his debut and lost by decision, but he has won four in a row since.
Prediction: Joel Alvarez (+175) via knockout
Armen Petrosyan vs Gregory Rodrigues Odds & Prediction
Armen Petrosyan vs Gregory Rodrigues Betting Odds
Ready to make his UFC debut following a win in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is Armen “Superman” Petrosyan (+130). Also a DWTNCS alum is Gregory “Robocop” Rodrigues (-160), who was unsuccessful in that appearance but has still found his way into the Octagon and is coming off back-to-back wins in the organization.
Prediction: Gregory Rodrigues (-160) via submission