Bobby Green set to replace Beneil Dariush against Islam Makhachev, likely at a catchweight

By Cole Shelton - February 16, 2022

Bobby Green will be fighting for the second time in two weeks.

Bobby Green

On Wednesday evening, it was reported that Beneil Dariush was forced out of his UFC Vegas 49 main event fight against Islam Makhachev due to an injury. Now, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Green has agreed to step up on 10 days’ notice.

As Okamoto reports, the fight has been agreed to and will likely take place at a catchweight given Green just cut down to 156lbs last Saturday at UFC 271. What weight it will be is uncertain but Makhachev will remain on the card.

Islam Makhachev (21-1), is coming off a first-round submission victory over Dan Hooker and prior to that, submitted Moises in his first UFC main event. The Dagestani fighter is on a nine-fight winning streak and ranked fourth at lightweight.

Makhachev has been hyped up for years due to his affiliation with Khabib Nurmagomedov and has lived up to that so far. During this win streak, he beat Dober, Davi Ramos, Arman Tsarukyan, and Gleison Tibau among others.

Bobby Green (29-12-1), meanwhile, just fought on February 12 and defeated Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271 by decision. It was his second win in a row as he scored a TKO victory over Al Iaquinta at UFC 268. Green has been in the UFC since 2013 and this will be his first main event.

Green holds notable wins over James Krause, Josh Thomson, Clay Guida, and Lando Vannata among others. Before the two straight wins, he suffered a razor-close decision loss to Rafael Fiziev and a controversial decision loss to Thiago Moises.

With Bobby Green stepping up, UFC Vegas 49 is a follows:

  • Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Green
  • Misha Cirkunov vs. Wellington Turman
  • Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Zhu Rong
  • Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joel Alvarez
  • Gregory Rodrigues vs. Armen Petrosyan
  • Priscila Cachoeira vs. Ji Yeon Kim
  • Jinh Yu Frey vs. Hannah Goldy
  • Victor Altamirano vs. Carlos Hernandez
  • Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam
  • Alejandro Perez vs. Jonathan Martinez
  • Johny Parsons vs. Micheal Gillmore
  • Josiane Nunes vs. Jennifer Gonzalez Araneda

Who do you think will win, Islam Makhachev or Bobby Green?

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