Islam Makhachev will attempt to secure a shot at the Lightweight title when he faces Bobby Green in UFC Vegas 49’s main event tomorrow night (Sat., Feb. 26, 2022) on ESPN+ from inside the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Makhachev was originally set to face Beneil Dariush in the headlining bout, but an unfortunate injury forced Dariush out of the bout and allowed “King” to step in just a few weeks after scoring a big win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271. The bout will be contested at a Catchweight of 160 pounds.
Watch Makhachev and Green come face-to-face at the conclusion of the UFC Vegas 49 weigh-in event, held earlier this morning in “Sin City,” by clicking the embedded video above. To see the complete weigh-in results from today’s scale-tipping festivities click here.
Here’s the Middleweight co-headliner between Misha Cirkunov and Wellington Turman:
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