Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz is on the UFC 263 main card and is set to take places over five, five-minute rounds on June 12, 2021. Fans are excited to watch what could be one of the most entertaining fights in MMA history.

This welterweight match-up will be Diaz’s first in-cage appearance since losing to Jorge Masvidal in November 2019. After 18 months out of the Octagon, Diaz is getting ready to go for a war with the most challenging opponent he could’ve picked, this time at UFC 263, inside Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Leon Edwards has one of the most unique histories in the UFC. The Englishman enters UFC 263 undefeated since 2015 and off the back of eight consecutive wins. ‘Rocky’ can consider himself unlucky to have never had a shot at UFC gold despite his excellent form.

Edwards vs. Diaz Preview & Prediction

Diaz, who is 39 years old, is renowned as an MMA legend competing in the UFC since 2007. He weighs 170lbs and holds a record of 21-13 (5 KO). Diaz last picked up a victory when he squared off against Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. In BJJ, he has managed to hold a second-degree black belt, with an impressive 11 career wins by submission. He is capable of waging all-out war with his famous crisp boxing techniques and volume striking.

On the other hand, the 29-year-old, 6’2 in height, Leon Edwards, is a well-rounded fighter who possesses good kickboxing, solid wrestling technique accompanied by excellent clinch-work. He holds several high-profile victories over the likes of Rafael dos Anjos. The last man to beat Edwards was the current welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, more than six years ago.

The Jamaican born fighter had his unbeaten streak marred last time out when his bout with Belal Muhammad unfortunately ended in a no-contest due to a d painful eye poke in March. Edwards will enter UFC 263 with a record of 18-3 (6KO).

Edwards vs. Diaz Fight Odds

There are three significant ways to win a fight in MMA, which are referred to as KO, Submission, and Points. If you think the match will see the final bell,  you can manage to make some money without wasting any time, just bet on the method of victory at several bookmakers, determining the betting value or odds. At Win Outright, in which Edwards has a -590 favorite, on the other hand, Diaz is priced at +410 odds. Similarly, the same formula is applied on the Win by KO/TKO; Diaz has +1,100 odds; on the other hand, Edward has +145 odds in his pocket. A win by points sees Edwards priced at -125 betting odds, whereas Diaz could pocket +1,000 odds. Win by Submission, the victory method can make you win if Edwards has +1500 favorites and Diaz comes back to +1,000 odds. So, bet online here and utilize these methods optimally.

Bottom Line

This is a really tough fight to call despite the odds being heavily weighted in one man’s favor. Will Edwards be able to gain the victory over Diaz to score his title shot in 2021? As for Diaz, will he get the win and move into welterweight title contention? Online bookmakers allow bettors to bet on different bookmakers easily. With the magnificent victory methods affixed with better payout odds, you can get bigger winnings in return.

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