UFC 196 is set to rock the desert in Las Vegas, Nevada, TONIGHT (Sat., March 5, 2016) with a Welterweight main event that pits current Featherweight champion Conor McGregor against former Lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz.
Both McGregor and Diaz are coming off highly impressive victories over Jose Aldo and Michael Johnson, respectively, and are two of the most fiery trash talkers in the game. They’ve already gotten acquainted with each other.
Next up in the co-main event is a women’s Bantamweight title collision between champion Holly Holm and two-time title challenger Miesha Tate. Unlike the show’s headliner, Holm and Tate are a lot more cordial, but that respect will likely be thrown out the window when these two impressive combatants resort to fisticuffs in the Octagon.
Elsewhere on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card are pivotal Light Heavyweight contests showcasing Top-15 contenders Gian Villante and Corey Anderson against Ilir Latifi and Tom Lawlor, respectively.
With a PPV card as impressive as this one, it surely won’t be slacking in action. Here are the bonus predictions for this evening’s explosive UFC 196 card.
Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller
Total career finishes: Nine technical (knockout), 22 submission
With the promotion placing an emphasis on building up their Fight Pass digital streaming service, it’s easy to see the reason company brass decided to slot this volatile Lightweight contest as the main event. Sanchez and Miller are two of the most entertaining fighters in the 155-pound division. They routinely put forth intense displays of grappling and sheer aggression.
This bout also takes place at a distinct period in their respective careers. Each has lost three of their last four and, to put it bluntly, are likely on a downward trend.
With that being said, that gives both men something to fight for out in “Sin ….View full article
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