Makhachev vs. Green UFC Fight Night picks

Makhachev vs. Green UFC Fight Night picks

While everyone in the MMA world is looking forward to the UFC 272 event to go down next month, there are some still exciting matchups on the way. That includes a Fight Night showdown, with Islam Makhachev and Bobby Green headlining things. In this article, we've got our Makhachev vs. Green UFC Fight Night picks and this is most definitely something that people out there aren't going to want to miss.

Makhachev is a massive favorite to take down Green in this one

It goes without saying, but Makhachev is a massive favorite to take down Green in this one when they meet in the octagon. This might be a highly-anticipated matchup, but Makhachev is leaving little doubt that he'll be able to come out on top. Entering this fight, Makhachev is an impressive 21-1-0 in his career, while Green is 29-12-1. For this catchweight battle, Makhachev really has all the confidence in the world.

That's because he's got the kind of power that instills fear in all of his opponents. Green knows all about this, which is why he's going to have to record a tactical fight. He's got to be incredibly careful, as Makhachev has the kind of power that could take him down in a split second. With this too, Green has a chance to counter things with some quick shots of his own, but Makhachev will be ready.

UFC Fight NightBetWarriorComeOnBet365Bet99
Makhachev to win1.
Green to win6.906.906.906.90
Cirkunov to win1.821.821.821.82
Turman to win2.

According to the best rated Canadian sportsbooks, Makhachev indeed holds the major advantage, as he holds 1.11 UFC odds. Meanwhile for Green, he's been set with 6.90 odds. This really does tell you that everyone believes that Makhachev will be able to cruise to an easy victory. Green will have his hands full from start to finish in this one.

With all of that said, we think that Green should be able to make this an interesting fight. He's not just going to kneel over and let Makhachev have his way with him. We could see this potentially going two to three rounds. At the end of the day, though, Makhachev is the favorite here for a reason: he's simply too good. We're going with Makhachev as our pick to come away with a win.

Wellington Turman is hoping to record an upset on Saturday night

In another exciting meeting, Wellington Turman is hoping to record an upset on Saturday night when he goes up against Misha Cirkunov. With that said, Cirkunov is now in the middleweight division and this is only his second fight since making the move. He lost his debut in a Fight Night Event last October, but he's hoping that he can bounce back in a big way going against Turman. Cirkunov is quite motivated.

“It’s a lot different, it’s easier because I know I can do it, so now I’m just trusting the process,” Cirkunov told TSN in an interview. “I’m going to be a little bit bigger and stronger this time, because second time around making the weight I have more information and know what I’m doing better and I’ll be able to bounce back to power and energy and it should be a better time definitely.”

These two fighters are pretty evenly matched up, with Turman being 17-5-0 in his career and Cirkunov being 15-7-0. This should make things even more intriguing, as they'll hope to record a strong win in this one. While this isn't the main event of the Fight Night, countless eyes are still going to be on these two studs when they put the gloves on.

Per the oddsmakers, Cirkunov holds 1.82 odds, while Turman has been placed at 2.00. Things are pretty tight here and things really could go either way. While Cirkunov is the favorite and he's clearly entering this brawl with a chip on his shoulder, we think that Turman will end up surprising plenty of people with his performances. We're going with Turman as our pick to have his hand raised.

Turman To beat Cirkunov

Arman Tsarukyan is expected to take down Joel Alvarez

In another fun showdown, Arman Tsarukyan is expected to take down Joel Alvarez when they meet on Saturday night as well. This is one of the undercard events, but countless fans are excited to see what these two lightweights will be able to do under the bright lights. Tsarukyan is another guy who has plenty of confidence right now.

He will enter this fight with a 17-2-0 record, while Alvarez himself has been pretty strong at 19-2-0. With both of these guys pretty fairly matched up, it's easy to understand why the betting odds are so similar right now: Tsarukyan has been set at 1.45 and Alvarez holds his odds at 2.76. So, who will end up coming away with the victory?

Also of the chatter has been going to Tsarukyan of late, which is disappointing news for all of the Alvarez fans hoping he can record a win. With Tsarukyan recording strong performances of late, it's going to be tough for him to be beaten. We think things will be too difficult for Alvarez, which is why we're going with Tsarukyan as our pick to win this thing.

Tsarukyan To beat Alvarez