UFC 268: Usman vs Covington 2- Al Iaquinta vs Bobby Green: Prediction and Analysis

Published 11/05/2021, 1:31 AM EDT
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 14: Al Iaquinta poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Fiserv Forum on December 14, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC 268 will take place this weekend inside the Madison Square Garden in New York. It is going to be one of the biggest events of this year. The much-anticipated title rematch between Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman will headline the pay-per-view.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While the main card is stacked, the preliminary card also has some amazing fights. One of them is the lightweight bout Bobby Green and the former title challenger Al Iaquinta.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (R-L) Bobby Green punches Thiago Moises of Brazil in a lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

‘Raging’ last fought against Dan Hooker in 2019. He will be back in action now and will look for ways to end his two-fight skid. Meanwhile, ‘King’, who will make his return after two months, is also on a two-fight skid.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY: From Buying His First House to Looking After Loved Ones: Heres How the UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya Spent His First $1 Million

It is an important bout for both the fighters, as a win in this fight will help them stay relevant in the UFC. So ahead of this intriguing lightweight bout, let’s take a look at the fighters’ careers and compare their strengths and weaknesses to conclude on how the scrap could possibly end.

Al Iaquinta vs Bobby Green: Clash of the Lightweights

‘King’ has a professional fighting record of 27-12-1. He is a good striker and has eight knockout wins and nine submission wins on his resume.

Meanwhile, ‘Raging’ has an impressive 14-6-1 professional fighting record. He has seven knockouts and one submission win on his MMA resume. He was on a five-fight win streak before he lost against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Coming to the fight, ‘King’ has a one-inch reach advantage over the former title challenger. This may hand him a minor advantage if it is a striking battle. Iaquinta’s stats show that he doesn’t go for too many takedowns.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, Green could opt to take the fight down as ‘Raging’ has three submission losses but no T/KO losses.

DIVE DEEPER

“Stop Tweeting and Deleting Like Your Little Mentor” -Michael Bisping Destroys Dillon Danis and Conor McGregor on Twitter

about 1 month ago

‘Raging’ has previously faced fighters with more caliber than that of Green. Iaquinta has also competed in more five-round bouts than Green, who has never been in a five-round UFC fight. Hence, a three-round bout may be easy for Iaquinta, who will use his experience to reign supreme on November 6.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Final Prediction: Al Iaquinta defeats Bobby Green via decision

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Afnan Chougle

343 articles

Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT