UFC Vegas 80 Preview: Grant Dawson vs. Bobby Green Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 7)
- Grant Dawson vs. Bobby Green is the main event of UFC Vegas 80.
- Dawson is a fantastic grappler who’s undefeated in more than seven years.
- Green is an incredible striker who lands just under 7 significant strikes per minute.
The lightweight fight between Grant Dawson and Bobby Green is headlining the next UFC event. The event in question is UFC Vegas 80, which is on the program on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
- Where: UFC Apex, Vegas, Nevada
- How to Watch: ESPN+
Grant Dawson is an incredible grappler who’s won most of his fights by submission. He lands almost four takedowns per fight, which is way more than his next opponent, Bobby Green. His UFC Vegas 80 opponent, however, is an incredible striker who lands 6.14 significant strikes per minute, which is among the best in the lightweight division.
Still, the fact is that “King” as Green calls himself, hasn’t been too impressive lately. He lost two of his last four fights – to Islam Makhachev and Drew Dober. Sure, that’s not something to be too embarrassed about, but in both of those bouts, he lost by KO/TKO.
Then, his fight with Jared Gordon was stopped after an accidental clash of heads in the first round. Finally, in his most recent fight, he defeated Tony Ferguson who was on a 5-fight losing skid before that.
Meanwhile, Dawson’s been fantastic lately. Actually, this guy is undefeated since 2016. Since joining the UFC, he’s won eight fights, while one was scored a draw by the judges. In his most recent fight, he beat Damir Ismagulov by decision, even though he entered the Octagon as a +130 underdog.
The reason why the win over Ismagulov is important is that the Kazakhstani fighter has a similar set of skills to Green.
Grant Dawson vs. Bobby Green Prediction
Grant Dawson knows how to deal with great strikers such as Bobby Green. We think he’s going to take him down to the ground and finish him with a submission. Alternatively, he might keep him pinned to the floor for long enough to win over the judges. Either way, we think bookies are right to think of him as the favorite in the UFC Vegas 80 main event.