Daniel Cormier: "What many people miss is how good of a wrestler Bobby Green is!"
Islam Makhachev is an absolute savage, not only in the cage - but outside of it too. He was scheduled to face Beneil Dariush this weekend, but Dariush suffered a leg injury that forced him out of the fight and Bobby Green stepped up on 10-days notice.
Green just jabbed the face off Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 272 a couple weeks ago and considers this 'payback' after Dariush filled in for him earlier in their careers, but he is facing a DAUNTING task tonight. Makhachev is 21-1 and has been on a ruthless undefeated streak for the last six years, showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, it's quite the opposite - it seems like he gets better every time he fights, especially now with Coach Khabib in his corner….
Makhachev has some much confidence he literally laughed off the thought of Bobby Green knowing how to grapple, and said his background probably consists of watching a wrestling match one time. Ouch.
You know what he says, though….
On the Barstool Sportsbook, Islam is currently -910 ML to Bobby Green's +570. I'd play Islam via SUB at -143 or hit this boosted parlay for some other heavy favorites thrown in….
Call me Chalkzone Bob. I love me some chalk.
Seriously though, are you gonna bet against a guy with the confidence that Makhachev has?! He thinks he'd beat United States Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs in a wrestling match if it were in his gym!
We've also got a Paddy parlay with Liverpool thrown in today….
….and this guy Lee has been helping us run the Spinnin Backfist socials and he's great so check out his card as well….
Prelims start at 4pm EST, main card at 7pm EST on ESPN+, and the main event should happen around 9pm EST!