It’s been nearly 3 years since we’ve seen Nate Diaz from the Octagon, but he earns his return against Anthony”Showtime” Pettis in the co-main occasion in UFC 241 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on August 18. Pettis made his UFC welterweight debut last time out in March, making the jump from lightweight, and he eventually became the first man to knock Stephen Thompson.
Online sportsbook BetOnline has set the likelihood as a pick’em with the two fighters.
Anthony Pettis has been around a win-one, lose-one series on his last seven battles and hasn’t earned back-to-back victories since he won five in a row from 2011 to 2014. He has become an underdog in every one of the last three fights and had close to pick’em chances in his weight reduction to Dustin Poirier at November 2017.
Meanwhile, Diaz hasn’t been preferred to Josh Thomson in 2013, a period of five conflicts. He cried with Conor McGregor as a +300 underdog in his first battle plus a +315 underdog vs Michael Johnson.
Pettis definitely has been the more active fighter competing seven times because Diaz was in actions, so there is tremendous significance on Showtime, in the event that you believe in ring rust.
These are two quite much like fighters, with fantastic cardiograppling skills and great striking. Pettis is more creative and contains really solid kicks, while Diaz is long and he mocks his competitors if they step backwards as he would rather get in a telephone booth and swap hands. Diaz does a terrific job projecting mixes and flurries of punches that wear on his foes.
The path to victory for Pettis is assaulting the direct leg of Diaz, while I think the Stockton native should back Showtime against the weapon and wear on him with punches in bunches and clinch work to deserve the win.
Odds as of August 2
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