The Octagon is Currently in Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 17 for a stacked UFC 241 card.
In the primary event, heavyweight winner Daniel Cormier appears to defend his title in a rematch against Stipe Miocic in their fight in UFC 226 final summer.
The co-main event sees fan-favorites Anthony Pettis fight Nate Diaz, while the card also has Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa. The principal card broadcasts reside on jelqing at 10 p.m. ET.
Aug. 12, * All Odds Taken
Cormier (22-1 and yet another no-contest) is coming off of an entry win over Derrick Lewis in UFC 230 and now is looking to defend his heavyweight title for the first time. Before he pumped out Miocic in UFC 226 to win the belt and turned into a two-division champion.
In Strikeforce,’DC’ was likewise a stride at which he won the branch’s Grand Prix and is undefeated at r with remarkable wins over Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Frank Mir, and Roy Nelson.
Miocic (18-3) is coming from a weight reduction to Cormier last July and has been awaiting to get a rematch ever since. Before the loss to’DC’ that the Cleveland-native defended his title a record three occasions because he pumped out Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, also beat Francis Ngannou by decision.
He won the buckle in UFC 198 when he pumped out Fabricio Werdum.
The chances suggest it’ll be a close fight and also a difficult fight to predict, and I’m in that boat. In the first fight, Miocic had success on his toes using his achieve and jab effectively to stay at range and fire combinations at Cormier. Cormier’s game plan eventually won out as he was able to get inside and make it a’filthy’ boxing fight, where he’d clinch, throw elbows along with brief punches — the specific punch that pumped Miocic out.
Within this fight, I really don’t see that happening, since I think it’s going to be a very close fight, but both can probably go the distance. If they do, then it is going to be Daniel Cormier receiving his hands raised as he’ll utilize his wrestling in this battle and his strain to style and also dictate the speed to win a close battle.
Pick: Daniel Cormier (-140)
Pettis (22-8) is coming from his welterweight debut back in March in which he knocked out Stephen Thompson in spectacular fashion. Before that, he dropped to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 later he’d conquered Michael Chiesa at UFC 226. ‘Showtime’ is the former UFC lightweight winner and had struggled to get a?? featherweight before.
Diaz (19-11) hasn’t fought since UFC 202 in August of 2016 where he dropped to Conor McGregor. Ever since that time, he’s been on the sidelines for unidentified reasons waiting for a fight. Before the reduction to the Irishman, he shockingly beat him by entry at UFC 196.
Another super close fight to call. Pettis has scrapped far more recently I give the benefit to given the fact you never know what kind of shape someone will be in after three decades away in the Octagon. However, the Diaz brothers ‘ are always training and in form, and in welterweight, both fighters should be improved.
In this fight, for Pettis, it’ll be hard to knock out Diaz because he has a very good chin, but the potency at 170 is untrue. But many are pointing to Diaz’s pace and cardio which will be too much for Pettis that is a fantastic point, since they suit up so evenly standing and around the floor. But, I think Pettis is only slightly better and will get his hands increased by choice.
Pick: Anthony Pettis (-125)
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