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UFC 196: CONOR MCGREGOR vs. NATE DIAZ MARCH 5

WELTERWEIGHT-TITLE MATCH

March 5, 2016 Saturday Las Vegas, Nevada

 

MMA Fighter Information:         

Nickname: “The Notorious”                        Conor McGregor

Fights from the: Dublin Ireland                  Current Rank: Champion Featherweight

Height: 69 in                                                   Record: 19 Wins, 2 losses, 0 Draw

Weight: 170 lbs                                              Age: 27

Reach: 74”                                                       Leg Reach: 40 in

Important Skills to notice

Analysis is based on the results of his last 7 fights:

Brown Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

Special grappling attack is Rear Naked Choke

Special striking attack is Knee

17 win through KO and one submission (RNC)

13th 1st round finishes

Knockout efficiency is high and no surprised that in his 19-2 record Conor has 16 knockouts and on 15th fight winning streak.

In terms of submission his percentage is low as well as in decision.

When it comes to reach “The Notorious” has 2 inch disadvantage.

While in the leg reach Conor has 2 inch advantage.

On the overall attempted attacks almost half of them connected to the opponent.

For the types of successful attacks most of them are in standing with high percentage of connected strikes.

Defense mechanism is over average level and this is due to the type of fighter as a striker expert.

In the field of Grappling, Conor’s successful takedowns percentage is too high.

Takedown defense is above average.

Key Factor

There is no doubt that Conor is the crowds favorite and his ace in every fight is the Notorious fist which indicates as an striker specialist that resulted to his most knockout finishes. His important attack is remarkable but in terms of effectiveness both fighters has almost the same percentage. McGregor will surely use his leg reach advantage to weaken Diaz but must be aware on the opponent’s strike reach advantage. Conor’s striking ability of 1 2 combinations of jab and uppercut is mostly known for him to knockdown the opponents as well as the jab and straight combinations is really effective for his aces in his last fights.

 

MMA Fighter Information:         

Nickname: None                                            Nate Diaz

Fights from the: California USA                  Current Rank: No.6 Lightweight

Height: 72 in                                                   Record: 19 Wins, 10 losses, 0 Draw

Weight: 170                                                    Age: 30

Reach: 76”                                                       Leg Reach: 38”

Important Skills to notice

Analysis is based on the results of his last 26 fights:

Black belter in Jiu-Jitsu

11 win through submission (armbar, keylock, 4 triangle, 5 guillotine) 5 knockout

8 1st round finishes

Low percentage in KO/TKO compared to Conor

But very remarkable in submissions

Has an advantage in decision

2 inch advantage in striking reach

In terms of overall attempted strikes below the average percentage has only connected to the opponents but the successful strikes were critical to the receiver.

There is no doubt the types of connected strikes were mostly on standing.

When it comes to defending the opponents strikes its only in average level.

Overall takedowns are mostly half connected to the opponents.

But very remarkable in the field of submissions and passes.

When defending in total takedowns it’s below the average level.

Key Factor

We all know that Diaz is the underdog here but his last fights prove that he’s worth it to be the new challenger for the Champion. Considering his advantage in striking reach, Nate must be very careful to Conor’s strking ability and an immediate response of counter attack will be fatal to McGregor. Diaz must use his advantage in reach to give an opening to his grappling then an immediate keylock must implement to force Conor for submission, but it will not be easy for him. Nate must improve his movements to stand with the Champion’s rhythm in footwork and this will eventually increase the effectiveness of his striking power and speed as well as a great opening for grappling then force him to submission. This is the only chance to win over McGregor because in KO/TKO and decision will not be possible.

It’s time to join 12bet for this popular event of the month the Welterweight Title Fight between the Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor versus the Challenger Nate Diaz. An interesting and explosive fight you won’t miss.

ODDS:

Conor McGregor                              0.23

Nate Diaz                                          -0.31

Changes in odds within the main site may prior to on or before the UFC 196 Welterweight Title Fight.

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