- UFC 266 Odds: Nick Diaz +116 underdog, Robbie Lawler -136 favorite.
- Betting Pick: Nick Diaz by Decision.
Over 17 years after their first fight Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler are set to throw down again. In a five-round bout set to feature at UFC 266 on September 25 has been confirmed. Nick the older of the two Diaz brothers, will be returning to action after being retired for six-years. We review the latest MMA odds and give an early fight pick for Diaz vs Lawler 2 below.
Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler 2 Odds
According to the latest Diaz vs Lawler odds, The former welterweight champion Lawler opens as the betting favorite, bet $136 to win $100. Lawler lost the first bout back in 2004, but has been more active fighter. Whereas Diaz hasn’t been active inside the octagon he is an avid athlete and has taken less damage throughout his UFC career. Diaz is currently listed at +166, bet $100 to win $116.
Betting Value on Nick Diaz at UFC 266
This rematch at UFC 266 is set for five-rounds, which has suited the Diaz brothers over the course of their UFC careers. Nick and Nate fight like long distance runners, pushing the pace but maintaining the pressure late into the championship rounds.
Nick Diaz was last seen in action in 2016, when he fought for the Anderson Silva. Diaz originally lost the bout but it was ruled a no contents after Silva tested positive for drostanolone and androsterone. Diaz also tested positive for marijuana, which is irrelevant for increasing in-fight performances..
At 37 the Stockton native holds notable wins over BJ Penn, Paul Daley, Frank Shamrock. His last two losses came to a prime GSP, where the fight went to the decision and Carlos Condit. Diaz opened as a +210 underdog, which was undervalued by the oddsmakers. We’ve seen some early money go Diaz, which is reflected in the current betting line of +116.
Since losing to Diaz early in his MMA career, Lawler went on to win the welterweight title and defend it twice before losing it to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201. “Ruthless” is currently on a four fight losing skid and is approaching the end of his UFC career at 39 years of age.
UFC 266 Line Up Expands
Headlining UFC 266 is Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega for the featherweight title. The pair are also set to feature as head coaches in the return of TUF.
In the co-main Valentina Shevchenko will defend her flyweight title for the sixth time against #1 contender Lauren Murphy. The challenger Murphy opened as +550 underdog to the dominant Shevchenko as a -800 favorite. Stay in the know with the latest UFC odds and predictions on Betting Insider Journal.