Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz. There isn’t much more that needs to be said to sell UFC 202. The biggest rematch the MMA world has seen in years highlights a card full of entertaining bouts. Overlooked is the co-main event between light heavyweight contenders Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira.
Here is all you need to know for UFC 202 – including my predictions for who should be walking away with the victories.
The MMA world is embroiled in a debate over whether Conor McGregor or Nate Diaz will win their massive rematch at UFC 202. Well, I’m here to tell you that Diaz is going to win yet again.
If you have any doubts, here are a few – of the many – reasons why Nate Diaz will beat Conor McGregor at UFC 202.
Diaz Has A Huge Physical Advantage
McGregor can dominate his opponents at 145 lbs as the Irishman is massive for a featherweight. McGregor had always had the reach advantage at featherweight – by upwards of eight inches – but Diaz is just a much bigger human being.
The collective jaws of MMA fans everywhere dropped when Nate Diaz pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year — the fifth-biggest, to be exact — when he submitted Conor McGregor in the second round at UFC 196. The McGregor loss flipped the UFC upside down, creating a chain reaction in other divisions that has finally brought us to the rematch at UFC 202.
With an in-your-face fighting style and a big mouth to match, Nate Diaz busted onto the MMA scene as a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter season 5. The scrappy California native showed he was much more than just the younger brother of Nick when he went on to win the show and is now a veteran of 22 fights in the UFC. Diaz has built a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting fighters, and his record 14 post-fight bonus awards reflect that.
With the growing popularity of MMA, we are seeing the rise of promotions that were once relatively obscure. Titan FC is one of the company’s in the forefront for hardcore MMA fans, as many of the best fighters in the world yet to reach the upper echelon have made their way through the organization.
Salt Lake City plays host to the UFC for the first time when the Octagon sets up shop at Vivint Smart Home Arena on August 6. The main event features exciting featherweights looking to prove they belong among the top contenders as Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres clash.
Soon after Tyron Woodley upset Robbie Lawler to become the new welterweight champion, fantasy matchmakers got to work on predicting his next fight, with many presuming Stephen Thompson would be next in line for a title shot. Woodley, however, has his eyes on a big money fight, and was quick to try to set up fights with both Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre.
Na luta principal do UFC 201, realizado em Atlanta, o desafiante Tyron Woodley levou a melhor e nocauteou o então campeão Robbie Lawler aos 2m12s do primeiro round. A vitória pelos pesos meio-médios rendeu o cinturão e uma premiação de R$ 2,25 em quem acreditou no seu triunfo. Já o ex-campeão pagaria R$ 1,66 para cada real investido, segundo o OddsShark.com/br.
The UFC heads to Atlanta on Saturday for the first time since 2012 for UFC 201, and although the event is relatively light in terms of star power, there’s plenty of intriguing wagering options for bettors to take advantage of.
Here’s our breakdown and picks for UFC 201’s main card:
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