Grant Dawson meets Bobby Green in the lightweight main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. The fights at UFC Apex are on ESPN+, with the 7 p.m. ET main card preceded by prelims at 4 p.m.
Dawson (20-1-1) is unbeaten in his most recent 12 fights. His most recent victory was a unanimous decision over Damir Ismagulov in July.
Green (30-14-1) is coming off a technical submission of Tony Ferguson, also in July. It broke a three-fight winless streak.
How to watch the fights
Watch the fights on ESPN+: Get ESPN+ here.
There’s also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every UFC card.
Saturday’s UFC fight card
ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET
Lightweight: Grant Dawson vs. Bobby Green
Middleweight: Joe Pyfer vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan
Welterweight: Alex Morono vs. Joaquin Buckley
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Ricky Glenn
Light heavyweight: Philipe Lins vs. Ion Cutelaba
Men’s featherweight: Alexander Hernandez vs. Bill Algeo
ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET
Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Diana Belbita
Men’s bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez vs. Montel Jackson
Men’s bantamweight: Aoriqileng vs. Johnny Munoz
Strawweight: Kanako Murata vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
Men’s flyweight: Nate Maness vs. Mateus Mendonca
Women’s flyweight: Montana De La Rosa vs. JJ Aldrich
Ian Parker’s betting tip
Dawson is on a roll. He is primarily known for his suffocating pace and wrestling, but in his last fight, he showed that his striking is now a threat too. That only makes his wrestling more dangerous. This main event spot against Green is a showcase fight for Dawson. Green is no slouch, but Dawson is catching him near the end of his career. Unless Green can stop the takedowns or finish Dawson in the early rounds, then look for Dawson to get this fight to the mat and dominate from the start to whenever he gets the finish.
For Parker’s suggested bets on the main event and other fights on Saturday’s UFC card, plus the three title fights headlining Bellator 300, check out the ESPN+ expert picks and best bets article (link below). It also features analysis by Fight Ready MMA coach Santino DeFranco as well as ESPN’s other betting expert, Reed Kuhn.