Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal (34-13-0) and Nate Diaz (20-11-0) battle it out in a Welterweight fight for the specially created “BMF” (“Baddest Mother F—ker”) belt at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday evening.
This is unquestionably one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year between these two hugely respected veterans of MMA.
It’s a fight that looked unlikely to take place just a few days ago, after Diaz tested positive for elevated levels of SARMS (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators). Thankfully Usada has now cleared the 34 year-old to ensure that the fight goes ahead as planned.
Confidence isn’t going to be an issue for Masvidal coming into this fight, having made history in his last bout in July when he KO’d Ben Askren with a flying knee to the chin after just five seconds of the opening bell. It was a perfect example of the 34 year-old Masvidal’s fight preparation in spotting a weakness he could exploit in his opponent
After a three year hiatus, Diaz returned to the Octagon in August and proved he was still someone to be reckoned with a Unanimous Decision win over Anthony Pettis.
Californian Diaz is an excellent grappler and has great stamina, but his East Coast opponent is the bigger puncher and has an array of tactics to suit almost any occasion. In terms of our UFC 244 tips for this fight, we’ll go with Masvidal as our main bet to win.
UFC 244 Tip: Fight Result – Jorge Masvidal to Win @ -170 (1.58) with bet365