UFC 202 Preview – Mcgregor V Diaz Best Bets
UFC 202 Preview
In one of the most anticipated rematches in recent UFC History, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will fight for victory on August 21, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. After Diaz defeated McGregor at UFC 196 in March this year, McGregor will be looking for revenge in the rematch. Nate Diaz won UFC 196 in a submission (rear-naked choke) in the second round. UFC 196 was fought in the Welterweight division and UFC 202 will also be fought as a Welterweight fight.
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McGregor ($1.81) is ranked second in the Featherweight division of the UFC. He will fight Diaz in the Weltweight division in UFC 202.
Conor McGregor started his UFC career in 2008 in the Lightweight division. He has an impressive 19-3 record since debut. After going to the first round in his first career fight, his next 8 fights all lasted one round. In that span from 2008 to 2011, McGregor had a 7-2 record. He continued his winnings ways from 2011 to 2013, winning 15 in a row.
His first fight in the USA came in 2013 against Max Holloway in Boston, Massachusetts. McGregor’s loss to Diaz this year was his first in his last 15 UFC fights and was also the first time he had fought Diaz in the UFC. His last loss coming in November 2010 against Joseph Duffy in Ireland.
McGregor has won his UFC fights by Technical Knock Out 12 out of 22 times in his career, which amounts to 54.5%. McGregor’s longest fight in his career was a third round against Max Holloway in 2013. His fights have went to the second round 7/22 (31.4%). While in his career, his fights have lasted only one round 68.1% of the time (15/22).
Nate Diaz ($2.00) is currently ranked third in the UFC world for the Lightweight division. However, UFC 202 will be fought in the Welterweight division.
Nate Diaz’s last Welterweight fight was in July, 2011 and he started his UFC career in the same division in 2004. Although, his speciality is in the Lightweight division. In 2006, he moved to the Lightweight division and during that time his record stood at 11-5 (2 No Results) in 18 fights. With 9 Submissions, Nate Diaz leads the UFC in the category and history of UFC.
In 2010, he moved back into the Welterweight division for the next four fights, with no wins and 3 losses. After an unsuccessful run at Welterweight he switched back to Lightweight in 2011. Since then he has a 6-3 record in UFC. Diaz’s longest win streak in UFC is 5 wins a row from 2007 to 2008. His next best win streak was in 2011 to 2012, when he won 3 in a row.His Big 20 record currently stands at 18 wins and 10 losses since his first UFC fight in 2005.
Diaz has been past the third round 13 times in his career of 29 fights which is 44% of the time. Only 27% of his career fights have ended in the first round. Diaz’s longest fight was in 2012 against Benson Henderson when they went to a 5th round, Diaz lost the fight by decision.
If this fight lasts longer then the first round Nate Diaz is a fantastic value bet with Sportsbet at $9.50 to win the fight in the second round.
Conor McGregor will be looking for an early knockout as he knows Diaz can last the distance during his career. At $4.50 with Sportsbet we recommend betting on McGregor to win in the first round via a knockout.
If your looking for a safer bet, in the Total Rounds betting odds for the fight lasting under 2.5 rounds is a good bet at $1.72.
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