Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz MMA Betting Tips - 8/17/2019
Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (22-8-0) is slated to take on Nate Diaz (20-11-0) at UFC 241 in Honda Center on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The opening line has Pettis priced at -164 while Diaz comes in at +136.
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis puts it on the line with 22 wins and 8 losses. The Milwaukee, WI standout is 32 years old, weighs 170 lbs and measures in at 5'10" tall. He has a 72.5" reach and fights in the welterweight division. Pettis has a total of 16 fights in the UFC. In his last time fighting, Pettis stepped out of the Octagon with a victory in the second round against Stephen Thompson by stoppage. In the welterweight division, he is 23rd in strikes with 811 and 78th out of all fighters in the UFC.
When it comes to strike accuracy, Anthony Pettis ranks 185th in the UFC and 33rd in the welterweight division landing 55.8% of the strikes he throws. He also has a total of 8 takedowns which is 187th in the UFC and 42nd in the welterweight division. Pettis completes 44.4% of his takedown attempts which is 187th in the UFC and 36th of all athletes in his division. He ranks 19th of all athletes in his division and 75th in the UFC for significant strikes with 533. Of those significant strikes, 356 of them were directed at the head while 115 of them were aimed at the body which is 21st and 20th respectively of all athletes in his division.
At UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor, he took a loss via stoppage in the second round when he faced Tony Ferguson. Prior to that, Pettis stepped out of the Octagon with a victory in the second round when he faced Michael Chiesa at UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier by submission.
Ready to square off for this fight, Nate Diaz has a total of 20 wins and 11 losses. The 34-year-old hailing from Stockton, CA is 6'0" tall and steps on the scale at 170 lbs. The Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu fighter competes in the welterweight division and has a 76.0" reach. He currently has a total of 23 fights in the UFC. Nate Diaz was defeated by unanimous decision when he fought Conor McGregor in his most recent fight at UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2. Concerning strikes, Diaz is 4th out of all fighters in the UFC and 1st of all athletes in his division with 1,926.
Concerning strike accuracy, he is landing 53.8% of the shots he has attempted which is good for 42nd in the welterweight division and 217th among fighters in the UFC. In addition, Diaz is sitting at 25th in the welterweight division and 95th among fighters in the UFC with a total of 17 takedowns. Ranking 67th of all athletes in his division and 359th among fighters in the UFC, Diaz finishes 26.2% of his takedown tries. With 1210 significant strikes, he is sitting at 6th among fighters in the UFC and 2nd of all athletes in his division. Diaz is sitting at 6th of all athletes in his division for significant strikes pointed at the body with 198 and 1st for significant strikes directed at the head with 906. At UFC 196: McGregor vs Diaz, he walked away with the victory via submission in the 2nd round when he fought Conor McGregor. In the fight before that, Diaz walked away with the victory in the third round when he fought Michael Johnson at UFC on FOX: Dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 by unanimous decision.
When breaking down the fight with Anthony Pettis and Nate Diaz, it's important to understand how the two fighters compare. Anthony Pettis is the more accurate fighter in terms of striking, having landed 55.8% of his punches which means Nate Diaz will look to avoid going shot for shot. When speaking about their physical qualities, we are going to be looking at Anthony Pettis who is 5'10" while the opponent on the other side of the cage is 6'0". When speaking about reach, Pettis measures 72.5" while Diaz has a reach of 76.0" meaning Pettis will want to make sure he gets inside so Nate Diaz cannot use his reach. Pettis is the younger fighter in this matchup at 32 years old while Diaz is the older combatant in this fight at 34 years old. Concerning Octagon experience, Pettis has 16 fights which makes him the less experienced fighter concerning this fight while Diaz has a total of 23 fights in his UFC career. With respect to overall experience in MMA, Pettis has 22 victories and 8 losses while Nate Diaz holds an overall mixed martial arts record 20 victories and 11 losses.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nate Diaz (+136)
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