Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz UFC 196 OddsJosh Bailey
Conor McGregor (19-2) takes on Nate Diaz (19-10) in the main event at UFC 196 on Saturday, March 5. The fight takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Main Card starts at 10:00 pm ET.
Champion McGregor has won his 7 fights at UFC. He’s garnered performance of the night honors in his last 5 fights. Nate Diaz has lost, won, lost and won his last 4 fights. Diaz goes into this battle after a 3 Round Decision over Michael Johnson at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 19, 2015. Diaz vs Johnson won Fight of the Night honors on Dec. 19.
A Closer Look at How To Bet Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz UFC 196 Odds
What: UFC 196
Who:Connor McGregor (19-2-0) at Nate Diaz (19-10-0)
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Start Time: 7 PM ET
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Moneyline: McGregor -400 vs Díaz +300
Over/Under: 1.5 Rounds
Watch: UFC Network
Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Bet On Conor McGregor Because…
The most popular fighter at UFC has been unstoppable since pretty much announcing to the world that he was unstoppable. McGregor’s last fight was supposed to be tough. Facing future hall of famer Jose Aldo, The Notorious was supposed to be tested. Instead of being tested, McGregor took 5 strikes to knock out Aldo at 4:46 of Round 1. It was one of the most amazing knockouts in MMA history. If McGregor goes into the Octagon in shape, and there’s no reason to believe he won’t, he’s going to be tough to lay a hand on, much less beat.
Bet On Nate Diaz Because…
Diaz won’t make the mistake that Aldo made. Aldo decided to strike with the best striker at UFC. That’s a no win situation. McGregor can not only strike with his legs and arms, but he also has a strong chin. Diaz has excellent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills. If he’s smart, he’ll keep his distance and wait for McGregor to come in before going trying to get the fight to the ground. The longer Diaz can last, the better his chances that the awesome McGregor will make a mistake instead of he making one.
Diaz has a huge problem in this fight. Although he’s got some of the best BJJ skills at UFC, he’s not very good at taking down his opponents. Diaz’s takedown accuracy is only 30.77%. That’s not going to cut it versus McGregor who prevents take downs 83.33% of the time.
Diaz also has another issue. McGregor was supposed to beat Rafael dos Anjos in this match. dos Anjos had to pull out due to a broken foot. Who knows if Diaz is even ready for this fight. Jump on McGregor now because there’s no way that The Notorious doesn’t become at least a -550 favorite to destroy Nate Diaz on March 5.