UFC: Diaz vs Pettis Odds Analysis

Its been almost 3 years since weve seen Nate Diaz at the Octagon, but he earns his return against AnthonyShowtime Pettis at the co-main event in UFC 241 at the Honda Center at Anaheim, California on August 18. Pettis created out his UFC debut last time making the jump from lightweight, and he eventually became the first person to knock Stephen Thompson .
Online sportsbook BetOnline has set the odds with both fighters as a pick em.
Anthony Pettis has not earned back-to-back victories since he won five in a row from 2011 to 2014 and has been on a win-one streak. He has been an underdog in each of the last three fights and had close to pick onem odds in his knockout loss.
Diaz hasnt been preferred to Josh Thomson at 2013, a period of five conflicts since his knockout loss. He cried as a +300 underdog in his first fight and a +315 underdog vs Michael Johnson with Conor McGregor.
Pettis definitely was the more active fighter recently so theres tremendous value on Showtime, if you believe in ring rust.
These are fantastic grappling abilities two fighters, with fantastic cardio and great. While Diaz continues long, pettis is creative and has really strong kicks and he mocks his competitors when they step backward as hed rather get in a phone booth and exchange hands. Diaz also does a tremendous job projecting combinations and flurries of punches which wear on his foes.
The path to success for Pettis is attacking the leg of Diaz, while I feel the Stockton native needs to back Showtime against the weapon and wear him with punches in bunches and clinch work to deserve the win.
Odds at BetOnline at August 2
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