After Dan Hooker broke his wrist again and had to drop out of this UFC Fight Night event, his most recent dance partner, Jalin Turner decided to step up on short notice to take on the red-hot Bobby Green.
Turner vs. Green Picks
- Pick: Turner ML (-194)
Continue reading for a closer look at this exciting lightweight matchup and for the official Turner vs. Green prediction ahead of placing your UFC bets this weekend.
Jalin Turner vs. Bobby Green Information
Jalin Turner vs. Bobby Green
Location of the fight: Moody Center, Austin, Texas, United States
Date & Time: December 02, 2023. 7 PM ET main card start
How to Watch: ESPN+
Last Fight Record
Turner is looking to bounce back from tough losses to the great Mateusz Gamrot and Dan Hooker so far this year.
Green is riding a high from two wins this year to Tony Ferguson and Grant Dawson.
Turner vs. Green Betting Analysis
Turner is an American mixed martial artist with a professional MMA record of 13-7. He has 9 TKO/KO wins and 4 submissions and is a Dana White’s Contender Series alum. He’s also a brown belt in BJJ and likes to travel the world to train with different gyms.
“The Tarantula” is a long, lengthy fighter who’s listed at 6’3 and has a 77” reach while fighting out of mainly the southpaw stance. In the UFC, Turner averages 5.82 significant strikes landed and 4.61 absorbed per minute. He also has a stingy 75% takedown defense with a 1.3 submission average per 15 minutes.
Green is a longtime mixed martial artist with a professional MMA record of 31-14-1, including 11 wins by TKO/KO and 9 wins by submission. At 37 years old, Green has accomplished a lot in the sport. He is a two-division champion at King of the Cage, the lightweight champion at TFA, and won a lightweight tournament back in 2008 at WFC–all prior to making the UFC. He also holds the records for most strikes landed in UFC lightweight history, and most significant strikes in lightweight history, and has won 7 post-fight bonuses in the UFC.
Green is a 5’10” orthodox boxing-style fighter with a 71” reach. He averages a whopping 6.15 significant strikes landed per minute and a great 62% striking defense. His grappling is sneaky good even though he isn’t known for it–averaging 1.21 takedowns per 15 minutes and a 74% takedown defense.
The UFC and ESPN have not reported any injuries.
Jalin Turner vs. Bobby Green Betting Preview
In order to make the proper Turner vs. Green prediction, we need to discuss the betting odds and the styles of both fighters. Turner is coming into this weekend as the -194 betting favorite and Green is the +169 underdog. The odds favor the fight ending inside the distance at -150.
If we talk about the styles, it seems like Green is going to have a very tough time finding his way to a victory here against someone with such a massive physical advantage.
Turner is a long athlete with a lot of speed and is continuously getting better in all aspects of MMA. He has the tools to be great, he just hasn’t figured out how to win a fight by putting 15 minutes together and winning rounds when he can’t find a finish.
Green is a crafty veteran with slick boxing skills, trash-talking, and underrated grappling skills that can lead to a quick submission at any moment in the octagon. He is in a position where winning this weekend would make his next UFC fight a massive one with maybe even title implications around it at this point of his career.
Jalin Turner vs. Bobby GreenBetting Prediction
If you plan on making UFC predictions tonight, this is the place to learn. The key to making bets on the UFC is to understand that the sport of MMA is unpredictable and half of these fights should be 50/50 odds.
With that being said, the Turner vs. Green prediction is that Jalin Turner gets his hand raised on Saturday night. It’s tough to bet against Green right now, but Turner is going to go out there and be free and aggressive–which is a nightmare for anybody in the world right now.
- Pick: Turner ML (-194)
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