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UFC 266: Lawler vs Diaz 09/25/2021 Previews, Spread and Fight Analysis

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UFC 266 Lawler vs Diaz 09-25-2021 Previews Spread and Fight Analysis

UFC 266: Lawler vs Diaz 09/25/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will end this month with a very stacked fight card with UFC 266 commencing this coming Saturday, September 25. This event will hold a live audience at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The matches can be seen through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscriptions. The biggest draw for this fight card will be the featherweight championship match between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega. Nick Diaz is on the main card and he will take on Robbie Lawler at welterweight. According to UFC betting lines, this is going to be a close call but Robbie Lawler has a very small edge over the feisty Nick Diaz.

UFC 266: Lawler vs Diaz 09/25/2021

When: Saturday, September 25, 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC 266: Lawler vs Diaz 09/25/2021 Odds

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Lawler Odds Diaz Odds
Robbie Lawler -112 Nick Diaz -108

Main Card

Robbie Lawler

“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is now a 39-year-old fighter and this MMA legend resides in San Diego, California in the United States. He has been training and representing Sanford MMA for his entire pro career. Lawler stands at five-foot-eleven and has been a welterweight for most of his career. He comes to this match with a 28-15 fighting record with 20 of those wins coming from vicious knockouts while also owning seven decision wins. It looks like Lawler’s best days are behind him as he carries a four-fight losing streak and has lost five of the last six matches. His most recent match was back in August 2020 and lost to Neil Magny via unanimous decision.

Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz has been one of the most popular fighters in the history of the UFC and this fighter hails from Stockton, California in the United States. He gets to represent the Cesar Gracie Fight Team for his matches. Diaz is now 38 years old and has competed mostly at welterweight and has a professional fighting record of 29-9 record. His wins are divided into 13 knockouts, eight submissions, and five decisions. The last time that Nick Diaz was inside the octagon was way back in January 2015 in UFC 183. He was matched up with Anderson Silva but that fight was overturned by NSAC. Prior to that, Diaz lost to the great Georges St. Pierre.

Lawler vs Diaz Betting Numbers

Lawler
Diaz
Record 28-15-0 26-9-0
Last Fight Loss NC
Country United States United States
Height 5’11” 6’1″
Weight (lbs) 170 170
Reach (in) 74 76
Win by KO/TKO 71% 50%
Win by Submission 4% 31%
Decisions 25% 19%
Strikes landed per minute 3.50 5.43
Striking accuracy 45% 42%
Striking absorbed per minute 4.16 3.56
Striking defense 60% 61%
Takedown average 0.68 1.32
Takedown accuracy 64% 33%
Takedown defense 64% 60%
Submission average 0.00 1.00

Lawler vs Diaz Betting Picks

It is hard to determine how conditioned Nick Diaz is coming to this fight while Robbie Lawler is in a heavy slump. Nonetheless, according to the online sportsbook, Lawler will be the safer bet to take.