After the UFC reaches at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the firm’s long-withstanding policy of placing on the toughest, best struggles and showing its best stars whenever possible will come to the forefront once again.
UFC 196 includes co-main events slated for March 5 2016, which will comprise Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor’s showdown with fill-in fighter Nate Diaz in a non-title bout at 170 pounds. The second main event sees Holly Holm (David to Ronda’s Goliath) defend her bantamweight title for the first time against Miesha Tate at 135 lbs.
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This week’s UFC card has been supposed to provide McGregor an opportunity to fight for the UFC lightweight belt contrary to current champion Rafael Dos Anjos. That battle had to be axed because Dos Anjos broke his foot and will be sidelined until at least May.
That left UFC president Dana White in limbo and distressed to discover a fighter to step up against a few of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC today. Cue Nate Diaz.
In my view, Diaz presents quite a few issues for McGregor with his length and his resistance to the Irishman’s mind games. He has just lost via KO after in his career. And if he can keep it close for five rounds, then a decision win is not out of the question.
Over in the other co-main occasion, Holly Holm was catapulted into the spotlight after beating UFC poster girl Ronda Rousey back in November. In what has been dubbed one of the terrific upsets in sports history, Holm’s KO of Rousey came courtesy of her outstanding boxing and kickboxing skills. While she might have a few weaknesses, her camp insists they are nothing to”worry about” and Holly will be on top of her game once again despite all the added media attention and pressure.
Holm’s opponent, Tate, comes into this battle as no slouch. Tate has proven she is a excellent wrestler and can stand toe-to-toe with some of the sports greatest female opponents. Her very best plan of action for winning this fight will be to take the fight to the ground and try to submit Holm. In case Tate leaves it up to the judges, it will be hard to claim success because to be the winner you have to beat the winner – clear and clean.
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This is just a hunch drama, however the line and value is too good to pass up. I’ve come across a few sources stating how much Diaz respects the job of McGregor. I know that in a sport this barbarous, you ought to be ruthless and have no regard for anybody but yourself pre-fight. However, I think both fighters understand the situation and will touch gloves from admiration.
Respect is definitely because of Nate because he’s taking this fight on such short notice, and McGregor’s preflight antics (as normal ) have been nothing short of amazing. I will give both fighters kudos right now for helping me win this bet and providing a brief second of respect to the sport.
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