The first major UFC bout of 2016 sees enigmatic featherweight champion Conor McGregor (19-2-0) pitted against 30-year-old American challenger Nate Diaz (19-10-0). But before the main event, there is an interesting prelude where Ronda Rousey’s conqueror, Holly Holm attempts her first title defence against Miesha Tate in the women’s bantamweight division.
In McGregor’s last fight, against Juan Aldo, he pocketed roughly $30,000,000 per minute in his 13-second demolition job. The record breaking win came at the expense of a man who had not lost a fight in his previous 18 bouts!
While it is a risky bout for McGregor, considering there is no title on the line, it is expected he will beat Diaz by TKO ($1.45). Diaz’s poor preparation (time-wise) and the fact he has lost three of his lat five fights has deterred customers from taking a punt on the Californian native.