UFC rising star Islam Makhachev (21-1) goals to proceed his successful streak as he goes up towards Bobby Inexperienced in a catchweight division combat in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Inexperienced (29-12-1) stepped up as a last-minute alternative for Makhachev’s unique opponent Beneil Dariush, who needed to pull out of the bout due to an ankle harm.
Makhachev: Itching for a shot at being champion
Makhachev is on a dogged marketing campaign for the UFC light-weight championship, using excessive on a nine-fight successful streak. The 30-year-old received 4 of these matches by submission and one through knockout.
Presently ranked fifth amongst UFC lightweights, the Russian is angling to be the following fighter to problem light-weight champion Charles Oliveira. A convincing win over the unranked Inexperienced will put Makhachev in higher standing to earn the championship match.
Though Inexperienced is taken into account the underdog, it may show to be an attention-grabbing matchup resulting from their broadly disparate preventing kinds. The 2016 Sambo World Championship gold medalist is an excellent grappler, whereas the American is thought for his crowd-pleasing boxing method. Inexperienced can also be recent off his second win in a row.
A victory by the 35-year-old may go down as one of many greatest upsets in UFC historical past.
UFC Vegas 49 Combat Night time
Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Inexperienced
Date: Feb. 26, Saturday
Predominant card: 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Predominant occasion: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. (roughly)
Venue: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
Streaming: ESPN App, ESPN+ streaming service
PPV: UFC Fight Pass
Right here is the entire combat card of UFC Vegas 49.
UFC Vegas 49 Combat Card
|Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Inexperienced||Catchweight|
|Misha Cirkunov vs. Wellington Turman||Middleweight|
|Ji Yeon Kim vs. Priscila Cachoeira||Girls’s flyweight|
|Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joel Alvarez||Light-weight|
|Armen Petrosyan vs. Gregory Rodrigues||Middleweight|
|Zhu Rong vs. Ignacio Bahamondes||Light-weight|
|Terence McKinney vs. Fares Ziam||Light-weight|
|Jinh Yu Frey vs. Hannah Goldy||Girls’s strawweight|
|Alejandro Perez vs. Jonathan Martinez||Bantamweight|
|Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Micheal Gillmore||Welterweight|
|Victor Altamirano vs. Carlos Hernandez||Flyweight|