The Octagon is in Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 17 to Get a stacked UFC 241 card.
In the event, last 28, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier appears to defend his title in a rematch against Stipe Miocic from their fight in UFC 226.
The co-main event sees fan-favorites Anthony Pettis battle Nate Diaz, while the card also has Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa. The principal card airs live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
* All Odds Taken Aug. 12
Cormier (22-1 plus yet another no-contest) is coming off of an entry win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 and is seeking to defend his heavyweight title for the very first time. Before that, he knocked Miocic at UFC 226 out to win the belt and turned into a champion.
Back in Strikeforce,DC was likewise a heavyweight where he won the divisions Grand Prix and will be undefeated at heavyweight with wins.
Miocic (18-3) is coming off of a weight reduction to Cormier past July and was awaiting for a rematch ever since. Before the loss toDC the Cleveland-native defended his title a record three times as he knocked out Junior dos Santos and defeat Francis Ngannou.
He won the belt if he knocked out Fabricio Werdum.
The chances suggest its going to be a fight to phone and a fight, and Im in that boat. In the first fight, Miocic had victory on his feet with his attain and jab to remain in Cormier at range and fire combinations. The game plan of cormier won out because he was able to get inside and make it adirty boxing fight, where hed clinch, throw elbows and short shouts — the specific punch that transpired Miocic out.
In this struggle, I dont find that happening, since I think itll be a battle, but both can go the distance. When they do, then it will be Daniel Cormier getting his hands raised as hell utilize his wrestling to design in this battle and his stress and also dictate the tempo to win a battle.
Select: Daniel Cormier (-140)
Pettis (22-8) is coming from the welterweight coming back in March where he knocked out Stephen Thompson in dramatic style. Before that, he dropped to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 after he had conquered against Michael Chiesa in UFC 226. Showtime is that the former UFC lightweight winner and had struggled to get a?? featherweight.
Diaz (19-11) has not fought as UFC 202 at August of 2016 at which he dropped to Conor McGregor. Since that time, he has been on the sidelines for unidentified motives waiting for a struggle. Prior to the loss to the Irishman, he shockingly beat on him at UFC 196 by submission.
Another superb close fight to predict. Pettis has fought more recently which I give the benefit to given the fact. The Diaz brothers are always training and in form, and the two fighters should be improved.
For Pettis, Within this fight, it will be difficult to knock Diaz out as he has a good chin, however, the strength at 170 is legit. However, many are pointing to Diazs speed and cardio that will be too much for Pettis which is a fantastic point, as they match up evenly standing and on the ground. But, I believe Pettis will get his hands increased by decision and is marginally better.
Select: Anthony Pettis (-125)
Listed below are the chances of the battles on the card.
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