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UFC Vegas 49 odds: Bobby Green massive betting underdog against Islam Makhachev

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has suffered an ankle injury and has been forced to pull out of the upcoming UFC Vegas 49 main event. 155-pound veteran Bobby Green, fresh off his win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271 this past weekend in Las Vegas, he steps in on short notice to fight No. 4-ranked lightweight contender Islam Makhachev.

The bookmakers are not impressed.

Makhachev opened as the -1000 betting favorite against +600 for the underdog Green, according to the numbers analysts at BetOnline.ag. It didn’t take long for the money to come in quickly for a line of that magnitude, which has since been adjusted to -600 for Makhachev and +400 for Green.

Makhachev, 30 (21-1), is the winner of nine straight fights, including his submission win over Dan Hooker at UFC 267 in October. Green, 35, improved to 29-12-1 with his performance against Haqparast, having previously defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC 268. Makhachev is expected to earn a lightweight title shot with a win at UFC Vegas. 49; however, it is unknown if the same reward awaits “King” with a surprise in “Sin City”.

UFC Vegas 49 will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022 inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. To view the updated UFC Vegas 49 card and ESPN+ lineup here.