Everything is set for the UFC 196 that will feature Conor McGregor going up against last minute replacement fighter Nate Diaz with a co-main event that will have women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey’s nemesis, defending her belt against Miesha Tate.
The Octagon is ready and the fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Conor McGregor will be featured in the fight wherein he jumps from 145 lbs. to 170 lbs., which is a first time in his career, while Diaz guns for a shot at history and an upset against the trash talking Irishman.
The event will also showcase the women’s bantamweight division as champion Holly Holm puts at stake her title against Miesha Tate. The “Preacher’s Daughter” wants to prove that she is no “one hit, one wonder” fighter and aims to prove that when she tangles with “Cupcake.”
The fight is such a much awaited one as betting odds also has spike within a day before the matches. McGregor has a -500 and -450 at Caesar’s Palace and 5Dimes, respectively while Diaz takes a +400 in both Caesar’s Palace and 5Dimes.
On the other hand, Holm is also a seller as she is -300 and -270 at Caesar’s Palace and 5Dimes while Tate has a +250 and +248, in that order.
Aside from the co-main events other featured fight includes Gian Villante vs. Ilir Latifi; Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor; and Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko. Fight preliminaries will have Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada; Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb; Victor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimaraes; and Daren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly.
Early preliminaries will also have Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller; Jason Saggo vs. Justin Salas; and Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara.
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