Bobby Green Opens as Betting Favorite Against Jim Miller at UFC 276

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  • Bobby Green opens as betting favorite against Jim Miller at UFC 276
  • Green is listed at -225 with Miller coming back at +190 in the opening betting boards at the best UFC betting sites.
  • Green (19 fights) and Miller (39 bouts) are two of the UFC’s longest-tenured lightweight fighters.

Bobby Green has opened as the odds on favorite against Jim Miller in a matchup of two of the UFC’s longest-tenured lightweight fighters.

According to the top UFC sportsbooks, Green is the -225 favorite and Miller the +190 bottom dog when they meet at UFC 276 on July 2 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Green and Miller had been booked twice before- at UFC 172 in April 2014 and UFC 258 in February 2021- however, in both instances, Green withdrew due to medical issues.

Makhachev Defeats Bobby Green via TKO

Bobby Green saw his two-fight winning streak end at the hands of Islam Makhachev who scored a TKO win against him at the main event of UFC Fight Night 202. Green took the fight on short notice fight against the streaking Makhachev after his original opponent, Beneil Dariush, withdrew from the bout.

The 35-year-old from San Bernardino, California is a former King of Cage lightweight and junior welterweight champion. A professional competitor since 2008, Green also held the Warriors FC and Total Fight Alliance lightweight belts. He also fought under Strikeforce and was one of the holdovers during the merger. He began his Octagon career with a 5-5-1 record but since 2020, he went 5-2 before losing to Makhachev. Overall, Green has a record of 29-13 with 10 knockouts and 8 submission victories.

This marks only the 5th time in his last nine bouts that Green has seen the minus money sign written next to his name. Of his eight losses inside the UFC Octagon, he’s lost just once as the betting favorite and that was when he entered the cage at -280 against Thiago Moises in October 2020 and lost on points.

Jim Miller Demolished Nikolas Motta

Meanwhile, Jim Miller heads to this contest with two consecutive victories. In his last bout, Miller demolished Nikolas Motta at UFC Vegas 48 last February 19th and moved into a tie with Donald Cerrone and Andre Arlovski for the most wins by a fighter in UFC history with 23.

The 38-year-old from Sparta Township, New Jersey is a former Cage Fury Fighting Championships lightweight champion who was also a former US Kickboxing Association welterweight champion. Miller has been with the UFC since 2008 and is one of its longest-tenured fighters. He has a record of 34-16 with six knockouts and 18 submission victories.

Miller will be the betting underdog for the fourth time in his last six Octagon appearances. His last six losses have come with the plus money sign placed next to his name, including a +220 in his most recent loss to Joe Solecki in April 2021.

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