Lawler vs. Diaz Odds: The Public Is Heavily Backing Underdog Diaz
Lawler Vs. Diaz Odds: Over Two-Thirds Of Bets Are Backing Underdog Diaz
- Lawler vs. Diaz odds
- Nick Diaz the underdog against Lawler
- Bettors backing Diaz as a short underdog
When: SEPTEMBER 25, 10:00 PM EDT
Where: T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
Nick Diaz is officially returning to UFC on September 25 in Las Vegas. He squares off with Robbie Lawler. The non-title fight is expected to be five rounds, and will be on the main portion of the pay-per-view card. For anyone who has followed the UFC for any time they will be interested in what the Nick Diaz Vs. Robbie Lawler odds are with just over a month away from this fight.
This will be nostalgic for many who have followed UFC over the years. Diaz and Lawler have a history that runs back to 2004. This is a rematch 17 years in the making as Diaz previously defeated Lawler by way of stunning second-round knockout at UFC 47.
UFC 266 is headlined by a featherweight championship fight between Alexander Volkanovski and No. 2 ranked contender Brian Ortega.
Diaz (26-9) is the older brother of UFC star Nate Diaz, and a pioneer in mixed martial arts. He is a former Strikeforce welterweight champion, and was involved in big fights with the UFC against B.J. Penn, Carlos Condit, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva from 2011 to 2015.
Diaz was last seen at UFC 183, where he fought former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Diaz went on to lose a unanimous decision to Silva, but it was overturned to a no-contest after Silva tested positive for two banned substances known as drostanolone and androsterone. Diaz also tested positive for marijuana, which led to a ridiculous five-year ban from competition by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) in September 2015, but that would later be reduced to 18 months after a successful appeal.
Diaz was eligible to fight again in 2018, but did not compete following the completion of his suspension. He teased his comeback on a number of occasions and he has finally landed this fight with Lawler.
Lawler (28-15) is a former UFC welterweight champion. He won the 170-pound title by defeating Johny Hendricks in 2014 and defended it twice in instant classics against Rory MacDonald and Condit. The 39-year-old has dropped his past four bouts, all against very high-level competition.
During his four-fight losing streak he has lost to names like Rafael dos Anjos, Ben Askren, Colby Covington, and Neil Magny, with three of those losses coming by way of unanimous decision. He was expected to fight Mike Perry at UFC 255 last year, but was forced to withdraw due to injury and has not stepped inside the Octagon since then.
Diaz Vs. Lawler Odds
The latest Nick Diaz Vs. Robbie Lawler odds are nearly split. Despite Diaz not having fought professionally in years, oddsmakers are hesitant to list him at longer odds at this point.
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.
According to the latest UFC 266 Odds: Robbie Lawler is the slight favorite at -116 and Diaz the underdog at just +105.
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Diaz Vs. Lawler Betting
Despite not having been in a UFC octagon in over 6 years, the public is betting on UFC legend Nick Diaz’s to win this battle between the two MMA legends.
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UFC 266 Fight Card
MAIN CARDAlexander Volkanovski (C) vs. Brian Ortega TITLE FIGHTValentina Shevchenko (C) vs. Lauren Murphy TITLE FIGHTRobbie Lawler vs. Nick DiazCurtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho RozenstruikJessica Andrade vs. Cynthia CalvilloUNDERCARDRicky Simon vs. Timur ValievMarlon Moraes vs. Merab DvalishviliShamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chris DaukausUros Medic vs. Jalin TurnerManon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno SilvaKarl Roberson vs. Nick Maximov
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