Anthony Pettis was last in action in March, when he beat Stephen Thompson after 4:55 of Round 2 with a Superman punch.
It’s almost exactly three years to the day since Nate Diaz last fought, when he lost by a majority decision in a rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 202.
Both of these fighters prefer to stay on their feet in the Octagon, with Pettis renowned as a dynamic striker with plenty of variety in his arsenal, while Diaz is a volume puncher who looks to wear opponents down.
A win here for either man puts them in the frame for a shot at Kamaru Usman’s title, so there’s plenty riding on this fight.
Anthony Pettis vs Nate Diaz Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of Pettis v Diaz predictions for this fight, it’s natural to side with Pettis but, if Diaz can cut off the cage and continue to target his punches on Pettis’s somewhat suspect body, he could be in business.
Although Diaz could have some rust to shake off after such a lengthy lay-off, the fact that the fight is only three rounds does perhaps limit Diaz’s
opportunities to focus on bodywork and grind down Pettis, but we’ll still take the slight underdog as the tip to win this fight.
In the Fight Result odds, the betting line on Pettis is set at -120 (1.83) with Betway Sports, with the best betting line on a Diaz victory being available at +110 (2.10) over at bet365 which is where we will be heading.
UFC 241 Prediction: Fight Result – Nate Diaz to Win @ +110 (2.10) with bet365