Nate Diaz Listed at -125 To Win Fight

Published on March 31st, 2016 3:19 pm EST

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Earlier this week, the UFC formally announced that UFC 200, which is set to take place on July 9th, will be headlined by Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor 2.

In the main event of UFC 196 earlier this year, Diaz defeated the Featherweight champion by submitting him via a rear-naked choke in the second round. After the fight, McGregor said that he had not used his energy effectively and had gassed himself out.

According to UFC President Dana White, the plan had been for McGregor to defend his Featherweight title against either Jose Aldo or Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. McGregor, however, had other ideas and was reportedly "obsessed" with the idea of a Nate Diaz rematch at UFC 200. The UFC finally relented, as a McGregor/Diaz rematch will almost certainly do well in excess of 1 million PPV buys.

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McGregor supporters argue that the Featherweight champion will use a much more restrained approach at UFC 200, choosing to methodically pick apart his opponent rather than trying for the knock-out punch.

Diaz supporters, on the other hand, believe that he will only be better with the benefit of a full camp and that McGregor doesn't have much of a chance of winning.

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Conor McGregor opened as a small favourite when the odds for the McGregor/Diaz 2 fight were released, though things have swung slightly in Nate's favour, as evidenced by these odds:

Conor McGregor, -105
Nate Diaz, -125

According to these odds, Nate Diaz is a very slight favourite to win, though both men are essentially coin flips at this point.

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One important point to consider for this fight - it will be contested at 170 pounds, which should give the larger Nate Diaz an advantage, as he won't have to cut much weight. McGregor, on the other hand, will likely come into the fight slightly under the 170 pound limit unless he can gain some weight between now and July.

This should be a very interesting fight.

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