The Octagon is 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 from Stipe Miocic from their fight in UFC 226 last summer.
The co-main occasion sees fan-favorites Anthony Pettis battle Nate Diaz, although the card also has Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa. The main card broadcasts reside on Brackets at 10 p.m. ET.
Aug. 12 * All Odds Taken
Cormier (22-1 plus a single no-contest) is coming off of a submission win over Derrick Lewis in UFC 230 and is seeking to defend his heavyweight title for the very first time. Before that, he knocked out Miocic in UFC 226 to win the belt and turned into a two-division winner.
In Strikeforce,’DC’ was likewise a stride at which he won the division’s Grand Prix and will be undefeated at r with remarkable wins over Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Frank Mir, along with Roy Nelson.
Miocic (18-3) is coming off of a weight reduction to Cormier last July and was awaiting to get a rematch ever since. Prior to the reduction to’DC’ that the Cleveland-native defended his title a record three times as he pumped out Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, and conquer Francis Ngannou by decision.
He won the buckle in UFC 198 if he pumped out Fabricio Werdum.
The odds suggest it will be a close fight and also a tough fight to predict, and I am in this boat. In the very first fight, Miocic had victory on his toes with his attain and jab efficiently to stay at range and flame mixtures at Cormier. Cormier’s game plan eventually won out because he was able to get inside and make it a’filthy’ boxing fight, where he’d clinch, throw elbows and short punches — the exact punch that pumped Miocic out.
Within this struggle, I don’t find that happening, since I think it will be a very close fight, but the two will soon go the distance. When they do, then it is going to be Daniel Cormier becoming his hand raised as he will utilize his wrestling in this battle and his strain to style and dictate the tempo to win a close battle.
Select: Daniel Cormier (-140)
Pettis (22-8) is coming from the welterweight debut back in March at which he knocked out Stephen Thompson in spectacular fashion. Before that, he lost to Tony Ferguson in UFC 229 after he’d beaten Michael Chiesa at UFC 226. ‘Showtime’ is that the former UFC lightweight winner and had struggled to get a?? featherweight before.
Diaz (19-11) has not fought because UFC 202 at August of 2016 in which he dropped to Conor McGregor. Since then, he’s been on the sidelines for unknown motives awaiting a fight. Before the reduction to the Irishman, he shockingly beat him by entry at UFC 196.
Another superb close fight to predict. Pettis has fought far more lately I give the advantage to given the fact you never know what type of shape someone will be in after three decades away in the Octagon. Yet, the Diaz brothers ‘ are always training and in form, and in welterweight, both fighters ought to be better.
Within this struggle, for Pettis, it will be tough to knock Diaz because he has a very good chin, however, the strength at 170 is legit. However, many are pointing towards Diaz’s speed and cardio which is too much for Pettis that is a fantastic point, since they fit up so equally standing and around the ground. But, I think Pettis is just marginally better and will receive his hands raised by decision.
Select: Anthony Pettis (-125)
Here are the chances of your remaining struggles on this card.
Let us have fun and keep it civil.