After the UFC touches down in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the company’s long-withstanding plan of putting on the toughest, best struggles and showing its best celebrities whenever possible will come to the forefront once more.
UFC 196 includes co-main events slated for March 5 2016, which will comprise Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor’s showdown with fill-in fighter Nate Diaz in a non-title bout at 170 lbs. The second principal event sees Holly Holm (David into Ronda’s Goliath) defend her bantamweight title for the first time against Miesha Tate at 135 lbs.
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This week’s UFC card was supposed to provide McGregor an opportunity to fight for the UFC lightweight buckle contrary to current champion Rafael Dos Anjos. That battle had to be axed because Dos Anjos broke his foot and will be sidelined until at least May.
That abandoned UFC president Dana White in limbo and desperate to find a fighter to measure up against one of the very best pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC today. Cue Nate Diaz.
In my view, Diaz presents a number of issues for McGregor along with his his immunity to the Irishman’s thoughts games. He’s just lost via KO once in his career. And if he can keep it close for five rounds, then a decision win isn’t out of the query.
Over in the other co-main event, Holly Holm was catapulted into the spotlight after beating UFC poster woman Ronda Rousey back in November. In what has been dubbed one of the terrific upsets in sports history, Holm’s KO of Rousey came courtesy of her outstanding boxing and analytical abilities. While she may have a few flaws, her camp insists they’re not anything to“worry about“ and that Holly will be on top of her game once more despite all of the added media attention and pressure.
Holm’s competition, Tate, comes into this battle as no slouch. Tate has shown she is a excellent wrestler and can stand toe-to-toe with some of the sports greatest female competitors. Her best course of actions for winning this battle is going to be to take the fight to the floor and attempt to submit Holm. If Tate leaves it up to the judges, it’ll be hard to claim victory because to be the winner you must beat the winner – clear and clean.
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This is just a hunch play, but the line and value is too great to pass up. I’ve come across a few sources saying how much Diaz respects the work of McGregor. I know that in a sport this violent, you must be ruthless and don’t have any regard for anyone but yourself pre-fight. But, I think both fighters know the problem and will touch gloves from admiration.
Respect is definitely because of Nate as he is taking this fight on such short notice, and McGregor’s preflight antics (as usual) are nothing short of amazing. I will give both fighters kudos at this time for helping me win this wager and providing a short instant of admiration to the sport.

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