The Octagon is at Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 17 to Get a stacked UFC 241 card.
At the primary event, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier looks to defend his title in a rematch from Stipe Miocic from their fight at UFC 226 last summer.
The co-main occasion sees fan-favorites Anthony Pettis fight Nate Diaz, although the card also has Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa. The major card broadcasts live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Aug. 12 * All Chances Taken
Cormier (22-1 and a single no-contest) is coming from an entry win over Derrick Lewis at UFC 230 and is seeking to defend his heavyweight title for the first time. Before that, he pumped out Miocic in UFC 226 to acquire the belt and turned into a two-division winner.
In Strikeforce,’DC’ was also a stride at which he won the branch’s Grand Prix and will be undefeated at heavyweight with notable wins over Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Frank Mir, and Roy Nelson.
Miocic (18-3) is coming off of a knockout loss to Cormier last July and was waiting for a rematch ever since. Before the loss to’DC’ the Cleveland-native defended his title a record three occasions as he knocked out Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, also beat Francis Ngannou by choice.
He won the belt at UFC 198 when he knocked out Fabricio Werdum.
The chances suggest it’ll be a close struggle and a tough fight to phone, and I’m in that boat. In the very first fight, Miocic had success on his feet using his attain and jab effectively to keep at range and flame mixtures in Cormier. Cormier’s game strategy eventually won out as he was able to get inside and make it a’dirty’ boxing fight, where he’d clinch, throw elbows along with short punches — the exact punch that pumped Miocic out.
Within this struggle, I really don’t find that happening, as I think it’ll be a really close battle, but both can move the distance. If they do, it will be Daniel Cormier getting his hand raised as he’ll utilize his wrestling in this battle and his pressure to style and also dictate the tempo to win a close battle.
Pick: Daniel Cormier (-140)
Pettis (22-8) is coming from the welterweight debut back in March where he knocked out Stephen Thompson in spectacular fashion. Before that, he lost to Tony Ferguson in UFC 229 later he’d defeated Michael Chiesa at UFC 226. ‘Showtime’ is the former UFC lightweight winner and had fought as a?? featherweight before.
Diaz (19-11) has not fought because UFC 202 at August of 2016 at which he lost to Conor McGregor. Ever since that time, he has been on the sidelines for unidentified reasons waiting for a fight. Prior to the reduction to the Irishman, he beat him by submission at UFC 196.
Another close struggle to call. Pettis has fought far more lately I give the benefit to given that you never know what sort of shape somebody would probably be in following three decades away from the Octagon. However, the Diaz brothers ‘ are always training and in shape, and at welterweight, the two fighters should be improved.
In this battle, for Pettis, it’ll be hard to knock out Diaz as he has a very good chin, however, the potency at 170 is untrue. But many are pointing to Diaz’s pace and cardio that will be a lot for Pettis which is a good point, as they suit up so equally standing and on the ground. However, I think Pettis is only slightly better and will get his hands increased by decision.
Select: Anthony Pettis (-125)
Listed below are the chances of the remaining fights on this card.
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