UFC Vegas 49: Islam Makhachev smashes Bobby Green in first round finish (Video)

UFC Vegas 49: Islam Makhachev smashes Bobby Green in first round finish (Video)

UFC Vegas 49: Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Green happened on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, live from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV. Follow in addition to FanSided MMA, who is on-site, for all your news and highlights.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Opponents Islam Makhachev of Russia and Bobby Green fo during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 25, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC).
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Islam Makhachev earns another dominant win over Bobby Green at UFC Vegas 49.
It didnt take wish for UFC light-weight competitor Islam Makhachev to find get Bobby Green to the mat. When he did, he had a straight path to victory right in front of him.
Makhachev and Green took their time in the opening minutes to discover their particular varieties. Green brought out a conservative method with his boxing and it would wind up being his undoing.
Makhachev would eventually secure a huge takedown against the fence on Green. When he quickly switched to complete mount, he had the ability to determine the fight and land some heavy ground-and-pound strikes.
With Green revealing little resistance, the referee stepped in and stopped the battle in Makhachevs favor.

Islam Makhachev could get the next light-weight title shot.
Makhachev, the heavy favorite going into UFC Vegas 49, was the fourth-ranked UFC lightweight contender prior to stepping into the octagon. He was originally supposed to face Beneil Dariush in the primary occasion prior to Dariush suffered a leg injury.
Makhachev had actually won nine straight battles, consisting of most recently versus Dan Hooker at UFC 267. His very first centerpiece experience came against Thiago Moises last July, where he earned a late submission triumph.
Green competed simply weeks ago versus Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271. He stepped up on short notice for this battle to fill in for the hurt Dariush. This was likewise Greens first UFC main event.
Green had actually rebounded perfectly following back-to-back losses to Moises and Rafael Fiziev. He knocked out Al Iaquinta at UFC 268 prior to putting on a striking clinic versus Haqparast at UFC 271.
The win over Green puts Makhachev right at the top of the lightweight title picture and could make a title shot with his next octagon appearance.