It has been nearly three years since we’ve seen Nate Diaz at the Octagon, but he makes his return against Anthony”Showtime” Pettis at the co-main occasion at UFC 241 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on August 18. Pettis made his UFC welterweight debut last time out in March, which makes the jump from lightweight, and he eventually became the first man to knock Stephen Thompson.
Online sportsbook BetOnline has put the odds with the two fighters as a pick’ em.
Anthony Pettis has been around a win-one, lose-one series over his last seven fights and hasn’t earned back-to-back successes because he won five in a row by 2011 to 2014. He has been an underdog in each of the last three fights and had near pick’em chances in his weight reduction to Dustin Poirier at November 2017.
Diaz has never been preferred to Josh Thomson at 2013, a span of five fights. He cried as a +315 underdog vs Michael Johnson plus also a +300 underdog in his battle with Conor McGregor.
Pettis definitely has been the more active fighter lately so in case you believe in ring rust, there is tremendous value on Showtime.
These are excellent grappling skills just two fighters, with fantastic cardio and great striking. Pettis is more creative and contains really solid kicks, while Diaz continues extended and that he mocks his rivals when they step backwards as he’d rather get into a telephone booth and exchange hands. Diaz does a terrific job throwing mixtures and flurries .
The road to victory for Pettis is attacking the lead leg of Diaz, although I feel the Stockton native should back Showtime from the fence and wear on him with punches in bunches and clinch work to earn the win.
Odds at August 2

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