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Desmond Green vs Mairbek Taisumov UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/15/18

Mairbek Taisumov vs Desmond Green

UFC: Saturday, September 15, 2018 (Olimpiyskiy Stadium)

The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: PPV

Desmond Green is set to face Mairbek Taisumov at UFC Fight Night 136.

Desmond Green enters this fight with a professional MMA record of 21 wins and 7 losses. Green went on a 2 fight losing streak at the end of 2017 which saw him lose his first fight in 2018. That being said, Desmond Green managed to turn things around and win his last match which was in June where he beat Gleison Tibau. While will the American would have gained great confidence from that win in June, Green’s preparation for this fight has not been ideal as he was involved in a car crash in August which saw 5 people killed. Furthermore, Green has also faced legal charges in the United States and while he might be free to fight, his mental space might not be correct to win since it will be impossible for him to stay 100% focused.

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Desmond Green vs Mairbek Taisumov UFC Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 9/15/18

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On the other side of the octagon, Mairbek Taisumov will enter this fight with the hope of winning in front of his home crowd. Taisumov will be hugely supported by the crowd since he is from Russia and that should give him a boost. This will be the first time that Mairbek Taisumov is fighting in 2018 but that shouldn’t be a massive issue since he has taken a year-long break in the past. Since October 2014, Mairbek Taisumov has won all 5 of his fights with all the victories occurring via knockout. His impressive form is further displayed by the fact that he has won the performance of the night award for his last 3 victories. With the such incredible form and the crowd behind him, Mairbek Taisumov will be very hard to beat.

All in all, I am picking Mairbek Taisumov to win. Mairbek Taisumov has been in incredible form and will be fighting in his home country. His opponent, on the other hand, has struggled with issues out of the ring. With Green not 100% focussed on this fight, Mairbek Taisumov should be able to use his form and support to win this fight.

 

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