HOUSTON – Bobby Green beat Nasrat Haqparast with an unanimous decision Saturday to open the main card at UFC 271 in Houston.

Take a look inside the fight with Green, who has back-to-back wins and victories in five of his past seven fights.

Bobby Green vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Feb 12, 2022; Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES; Bobby Green (red gloves) fights Nasrat Haqparast (blue gloves) during UFC 271 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Result: Bobby Green def. Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Updated records: Green (29-12-1 MMA, 10-7-1 UFC), Haqparast (13-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC)
Key stat: Green landed 163 significant strikes, a personal best in the UFC.

Green on the fight’s key moment

Feb 12, 2022; Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES; Bobby Green (red gloves) fights Nasrat Haqparast (blue gloves) during UFC 271 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

“He came and did exactly what I expected him to do. My coach got me prepared for everything he was going to do. He’s going to come with these wild hooks, come leaping in. … I thought he was going to come with more and be a better dance partner.”

Green on having fun in the cage

Feb 12, 2022; Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES; Bobby Green (red gloves) fights Nasrat Haqparast (blue gloves) during UFC 271 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

“Was I having fun? I just make that sh*t look easy. It ain’t. I just make it look easy. I was doing a lot of talking because he was getting under my skin. And he was coming with this energy. Then he said he saw fear in my eyes, and that pissed me off.

“… That’s f*cking nuts (the way the crowd chanted my name). I just felt like maybe I’m getting a little bit of the respect, or people are starting to understand me more, understand what I’m doing. When I was first coming in (to the sport), people were telling me shut the f*ck up, telling me I talk too much, telling me I’m too cocky. I think they’re finally starting to understand I’m not that person – I’m just here to put a show on. I’m here to get the crowd live – and they were live.”

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