UFC 196 Betting Preview

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When lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos pulled out of his next title defense against Connor McGregor 12 days before the show, the UFC had options galore.
You see, just as the featherweight kingpin will inform you, any card headlined by the Dubliner will be a money-making bonanza. The promotion first offered the fight to Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, but neither answered the telephone.
Edgar was coping with a groin injury that had prevented him from coaching for the many months, while Aldo’s trainer said he was not in good enough shape conditioning-wise to select the battle on such short notice.
Former 155-pound champ Anthony Pettis was just one fighter volunteering his services, joining the likes of Urijah Faber and Donald’Cowboy’ Cerrone. Even B.J. Penn wanted a shot McGregor.
Nate Diaz was also more than willing when contacted from the UFC. Dana White allowed the rumors in the air for several hours before deciding that the interest from fans was best to get a Diaz-McGregor showdown.
McGregor had told the UFC he would fight anybody on the roster at any given weight. When Diaz’s camp indicated getting down to 155 on short note was too much, the UFC countered with a catchweight offer of 160 pounds. Diaz countered with 165.
Whenever the UFC known as’The Notorious,”’ he said let’s just do it at 170. Thus, tonight’s key event for UFC 196 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is a five-rounder contested at welterweight. McGregor, the 145-pound champ, is moving up two weight classes.
Advertisement Most books opened McGregor (19-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) at approximately -300, but the chances have become more expensive with every passing day. As of Thursday afternoon, most places had McGregor favored from the -450 to -500 range. Diaz was approximately +380 about the comeback (risk $100 to win $380).
Now that we have arrived at combat day, most spots have McGregor in -500 or greater. The best payout for Diaz overseas is at 5Dimes, which has him +425.
The total for’over/under’ wagers is 2.5 rounds (-200 to the’under,’ +165’over’). For all those gamblers wanting to shave off some of the’chalk’ yet still back McGregor, the brace for him to win within the space doesn’t offer much help (-278 in 5Dimes).
If you would like to take McGregor’s advice that he’ll dust Diaz in the opening round, that brace provides a +170 return. If you believe the pride of Ireland will make quick work of Diaz, similar to his 13-second demolition of Aldo, there’s a prop at 5Dimes the fight won’t go 1:01 that supplies a lucrative +550 return.
For McGregor to acquire by TKO/KO (in any form ), the price is -275 (risk $275 to win $100). We should notice that Diaz has never been finished at the first round in 28 professional bouts.
In reality, Diaz (18-10 MMA, 13-8 UFC) has just been completed twice. He had been filed by Hermes Franca at WEC 24 at the second round, along with the 209 product suffered his sole career TKO loss to Josh’The Punk’ Thomson at the second round of their April 2013 showdown. (Diaz’s corner threw in the towel)

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