UFC 244 is scheduled this weekend with the action taking place in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time. Top of the bill pairs Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at welterweight as the former moves up from lightweight. Will he handle business in the higher category? Here are our top Jorge Masvidal v Nate Diaz betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
The world-famous fight arena Madison Square Garden in New York City plays host and you can follow the best of the night’s card live on BT Sport. The UFC Fight Pass also delivers the best of the undercard action, aimed at the sport’s purists and diehard fans. That’s also a great way to research upcoming fighters and get a jump on traders.
The main event is advertised as a 2.00am GMT start time and bookmakers have done the hard work to ensure backers can have a financial interest on the outcome. Predict the fight winner or go further and call the method of victory. There’s more of a risk involved in that bet as you are challenged with calling both the winner and how they will achieve the result – points, submission or knockout. The rewards are well worth shooting for, however.
Masvidal Looks Like the One to Beat
The current betting has Jorge Masvidal as favourite and backers will struggle to find better than the 8/15 offered by Ladbrokes. That leaves Nate Diaz as a plucky underdog with a 6/4 price tag attached by Ladbrokes. Make no mistake about it, Diaz will love the fact the pressure is off him and he has been written off. He’ll rise to the occasion and we think he deserves an interest bet as the money men appear to have been a little harsh. We’ll need a rub of the green here but we’re having a good fighter at a nice price.