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UFC 266 Odds: Oddsmakers Have Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler a Toss Up

UFC 266 is a little bit away, but bettors are still eager to bet on Nick Diaz in his return to the Octagon
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UFC 266 Odds: Oddsmakers Have Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler a Toss Up

Nate Diaz isn’t the only Diaz brother with insane popularity when it comes to the UFC world. His brother, Nick Diaz is just as popular, if not more. So, while Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler isn’t the headline event, it’s not a stretch to say it’s the most anticipated.

It has been an insane 6 years since we’ve seen Nick Diaz step into the octagon. He’s fought once since 2013 and still continues to be considered one of the most popular fighters in the entire world, not just within the UFC.

The last time he fought in the UFC he fell to one of the GOATs, Anderson Silva, via unanimous decision. But, the outcome was overturned after Silva tested positive for PEDs and Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana.

As for Robbie Lawler, he’s another UFC OG with tons of respect within the community. Lawler is a former UFC welterweight champion but he’s won just one single bout since 2016 and comes in having lost four straight.

So, what can we expect come September 25 when these two fighters step into the octagon? There’s no better place to look to find out than the latest Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler odds.

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UFC 266 Odds: Diaz vs. Lawler

Like we mentioned earlier, Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler isn’t the main event for this event. That belongs to Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega. But, Diaz vs. Lawler odds have been some of the most bet and most talked about in the UFC world since the fight was announced.

As you would expect from someone who hasn’t fought in more than six years, Nick Diaz is the underdog at UFC 266, but not by as much as you may think, according to the latest Diaz vs. Lawler odds.

Nick Diaz is a +122 underdog at UFC 266. That means that oddsmakers are giving him an implied probability of 45% to win the fight. As for Lawler, his -144 odds are indicative of a 59% chance of victory.

FighterOddsImplied Probability
Nick Diaz+12245%
Robbie Lawler-14459%

UFC Betting: Diaz vs. Lawler

As is the case with his brother, you’d be hard pressed to find a fight where Nick Diaz isn’t the most backed option between the two fighters, and that remains true with Diaz vs. Lawler odds.

As of Friday, 68.84% of all moneyline bets on Diaz vs. Lawler have come in on Nick Diaz to win, despite the fact that he’s an underdogs in the eyes of oddsmakers.

Meanwhile, Lawler’s -144 odds have only caught the attention of 31.16% of the betting public so far. These numbers will change as we get closer to fight time, but don’t expect them to move in favour of Lawler.

FighterPublic Betting %
Nick Diaz68.84%
Robbie Lawler31.16%

UFC 266 Fight Card

The official UFC 266 fight card is yet to be announced, but the following fights have been officially agreed to for UFC 266 on September 25 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Veags.

UFC 266 Fight Card

Alexander Volkanovski (C) vs. Brian Ortega

Valentina Shevchenko (C) vs. Lauren Murphy

Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler

Erin Blanchfield vs. Sara Alpar

Jalin Turner vs. Uros Medic

Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo

Marlon Moraes vs. Merab Dvalishvili

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Tatiana Suarez vs. Roxanne Modafferi


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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