Who will be The Baddest Motherf*cker – Diaz vs Masvidal UFC 244?


On Friday, November 2, 2019, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making their 500th live event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York for UFC 244.

Headlining the event will be a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz for the newly created ‘Baddest Motherf*cker’ in the game belt.

After a three-year hiatus, Nate Diaz returned on August 17th, 2019 at UFC 241, with a winning performance over Anthony Pettis reminding us (those that needed reminding), why he is regarded already as one of the ‘Baddest Motherf*ckers’ in this sport by hardcore fans.

Watching cage side was Jorge Masvidal, who by all accounts wasn’t that impressed with Nate’s performance, so when Nate called out Jorge, it was music to his ears.

Coming off a five-second win via knockout of Ben Askren, Jorge Masvidal has of late been surging through the welterweight division this year with back to back violent knockout wins, and in the process, gaining more casual MMA fans due to his aggressive winning style.

The fans and the whole MMA community were begging for this matchup to be made, and to everyone’s delight, it was confirmed that Nate Diaz would face Jorge Masvidal for the Baddest Motherf*cker belt on November 2nd, 2019 at Madison Square Garden.

With both men having similar losing records Diaz (20 wins), 11 losses, one knockout, one submission, nine decisions, and Masvidal (34 wins) 13 losses, one knockout, two submissions and ten decisions, it comes down to who is the real BMF in this sport.

Although some fans will see this fight as a submission artist in Diaz, having had 11 of his wins come via submission, and knockout artist Masvidal having had 15 of wins come via knockout – a grappler vs striker fight, this couldn’t be further than what it seems on paper.

With official early betting odds coming in as Jorge Masvidal being the favourite over Nate Diaz, with odds ranging from -165 to -179, as stated by Sascha P from Sports Betting Dime, it was only fair that I asked a few other people who they thought would win the BMF belt.

The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar – TUF 1 finalist and UFC Hall of Famer says:

“I’m leaning on Masvidal because he’s been wrecking guys.”

Matt BaileyThe MMA Bible and superfan says:

“Masvidal has shown explosive skills recently, however, I feel Diaz will be all too familiar with this, opting to keep distance early on but will close the distance as the fight goes on.  I expect this to be a stand-up affair but feel that Diaz will look to turn to his grappling in the latter stages of the fight, and it may well hit the canvas.  I’m expecting a lot of clinching and cage work in this fight with Diaz getting the better of Masvidal in these exchanges.  Both fighters have exceptional stand-up skills in which I see it being a very fast-paced chess match style. With all of the above said my official prediction is – Nate Diaz via decision.”

Mark Baldwin of FightPost says:

“It’s a difficult fight to pick a winner.  Masvidal, after a career slump, is riding into this fight after highlight-reel knockouts of Darren Till and Ben Askren.  Masvidal is on the verge of a title shot.  A win over Diaz should give him that chance sometime in 2020.  The odds slightly favour Masvidal, and that’s the way I see it also.  There is every chance Diaz could be too busy, and for me, he has more ways to win.  But I think Masvidal gets it done, probably on points, although a late stoppage in his favour can’t be ruled out.”

And as for me, well, if Masvidal can get it done within three rounds he can win, otherwise, as Nate is known as a slow starter and comes alive more as the rounds go on, I see Nate taking it over the five rounds and wins via decision.

‘Fight against Nate Diaz isn’t happening now’ Matt Brown


According to Matt Brown’s official Twitter, their scheduled fight will not be happening at UFC 189.

The UFC did announce the fight last week, but as soon as it was announced, Nate Diaz took to his Twitter account to state that he was not approached for that fight and he wants to fight former lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis instead.

Matt Brown Tweet
Matt Brown Tweet

Nate Diaz did appear on Monday’s The MMA Hour and explained his reason’s why he tweeted what he did:

It was just kind of like, ‘you’re fighting.’ Well then I guess I’m fighting. It’s all good, it’s in the past, it already happened. I just, I’m not into being tricked into fighting anymore. I think I should have a little more say. I think I’m older now, and like I said, if I’m going to fight, I think it should be worth my while, not just because they say I’m fighting and now I’m fighting. If someone got a hold of me, that’d be great, If not, it’s all good too. I don’t need to fight. Like I said, I don’t need to fight my life away. I’m all good with not fighting, so if they want to work that out, that’d be great. If not, I’ll be watching and tuning into the fights and making sure everything is going good and taking some time off relaxing.

Nate Diaz

The UFC are still to release an official comment on the cancellation of the Brown-Diaz fight but there is also a fourth spot left on that card!

Maybe, just maybe there will be a shock announcement, although as we now know, it will not be Anthony Pettis as he is now scheduled to meet Myles Jury on July 25th at UFC Fight Night Chicago.

UFC 185 The Title Changes hands; Two new Champions crowned.


It was the event we was all waiting for, UFC 185  where we would get to witness great elite, MMA athletes in a double-header Championship Title Event.

The whole card did not let us down, from the very first opening card right up to Anthony Pettis,  Main Card Title defence fight.

There were far too many standout fighters for me to mention, they all did bring their A Game, with the exceptional few who lost out to what we could only describe, as this is why we love watching MMA, as anything can happen, and did!

Here are the exciting results:

New Champions Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 185
New Champions Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 185

 

Rafael dos Anjos Def Anthony Pettis  Via UD 50-45, 50-45, 50-45 #NEW #Lightweight #Champion

Rafael Dos Anjos photo montage; #NEW #Lightweight #Champion
Rafael Dos Anjos photo montage; #NEW #Lightweight #Champion

Joanna Jedrzejczyk Def Carla Esparza Via TKO 4 min 17 secs Round Two #NEW #Strawweight #Champion

Joanne Jedrzejczyk photo montage; #NEW #strawweight #Champion
Joanne Jedrzejczyk photo montage; #NEW #strawweight #Champion

Johny Hendricks Def Matt Brown Via UD 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Johny Hendricks photo montage; Win UFC 185
Johny Hendricks photo montage; Win UFC 185

Alistair Overeem Def Roy Nelson  Via UD  30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Alistair Overeem photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Alistair Overeem photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Henry Cejudo  Def Chris Cariaso Via UD  30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Henry Cejudo photo montage;  WIN UFC 185
Henry Cejudo photo montage; WIN UFC 185

PRELIMS

Ross Pearson Def  Sam Stout  Via KO 1 min 33 Secs Round Two

Ross Pearson photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Ross Pearson photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Elias Theodorou Def Roger Narvaez Via TKO 4 mins 07 Secs Round Two

Elias Theodorous photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Elias Theodorous photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Beneil Cariush Def Daron Cruickshank Via RNC 2 mins 48 Secs Round Two

Beneil Cariush photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Beneil Cariush photo montage; WIN UFC 185

Jared Rosholt Def Josh Copeland  Via TKO 3 mins 12 Secs Round three

Josh Cope land WIN UFC 185
Josh Copeland WIN UFC 185

UFC Fightpass Prelims

Ryan Benoit DEF  Sergio Pettis  Via TKO 1 min 34 Secs Round Two

Ryan Benoit WIN UFC 185
Ryan Benoit WIN UFC 185

Joseph Duffy DEF  Jake Lindsey  Via TKO 1 min 47 Secs Round One

Joseph Duffy WIN UFC 185
Joseph Duffy WIN UFC 185

 

Germaine de Randamie Def  Larissa Pacheco  Via TKO 2 mins 02 Secs Round Two

Germaine de Randamie photo montage; WIN UFC 185
Germaine de Randamie photo montage; WIN UFC 185

BONUSES

PERFORMANCE OF THE NIGHT

Rafeal dos Anjos  $50,000

Joanna Jedrzejeczyk  $50,000

Ross Pearson  $50, 000

Beneil Dariush  $50,000

UFC 185: The Pettis Show – Brothers Quiz


 

Lightweight champ Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and younger brother Sergio Pettis test their knowledge of how well they know each other.

Watch the Pettis brothers do work at UFC 185 in Dallas, Texas, Saturday, March 14th.

UFC 185 Embedded: Ep 6 It’s all about the weight-cut!


 

On episode No.6 of UFC 185 Embedded, Powered by Alienware, all roads lead to weigh-in day.

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, welterweights Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown and strawweight challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk cut their final pounds in the gym, jacuzzi and hotel rooms.

Then it’s off to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for the fighters to face the scale — and their opponents.

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship double-header at UFC 185, taking place this Saturday, March 14th.

UFC 185 Embedded: Ep 5 The fight to be number 1 is literally on!


 

On episode No.5 of UFC 185 Embedded, Powered by Alienware, things get tense between strawweight champion Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza and salty challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk, culminating in a media day staredown.

Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and his brother, flyweight Sergio, make-weight while dreaming of snacks. Then both Pettises and Esparza sneak in one final training session.

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship double-header at  UFC 185, taking place this Saturday, March 14th.

UFC 185 Full Weigh-In Results: Esparza 115 lbs vs Jedrzejczyk 115 lbs


Saturday’s UFC 185 event in Dallas, Texas, will  feature  a lightweight championship bout between Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos, and also a female strawweight title belt between Carla Esparza  and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The rest of the main card includes a big welterweight fight between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown, a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem, plus alot of other huge contenders.

Before we get to the fights we must make sure everyone makes weight, so without further a-do, here are the all important results:

MAIN CARD: BT Sports UK  2 am and Pay-Per-View else-where 10 pm ET

Anthony Pettis face off with Rafael Dos Anjos  UFC185
Anthony Pettis face off with Rafael Dos Anjos UFC185

Anthony Pettis (155 lbs) vs. Rafael dos Anjos (155 lbs)
Carla Esparza (115 lbs) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (115 lbs)

Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk Face Off UFC 185
Carla Esparza vs Joanna Jedrzejczyk Face Off UFC 185
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Weigh In UFC 185
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Weigh In UFC 185
Carla Esparza Weigh In UFC 185
Carla Esparza Weigh In UFC 185

Johny Hendricks (170 lbs) vs. Matt Brown (171 lbs)
Roy Nelson (254) vs. Alistair Overeem (247)
Henry Cejudo (125 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (126 lbs)

Preliminary Card:BT Sports in the UK 12 Midnight and FX elsewhere 8PM ET

Sam Stout (156 lbs) vs. Ross Pearson (156 lbs)
Elias Theodorou (186 lbs) vs. Roger Narvaez (186 lbs)
Daron Cruickshank (157.5 lbs)*  w/Towel vs. Beneil Dariush (156 lbs)
Jared Rosholt (245 lbs) vs. Josh Copeland (264 lbs)

Preliminary Card : Fight Pass 10.30 pm UK  6.30 PM ET 

Sergio Pettis (126 lbs) vs. Ryan Benoit (126 lbs)

Sergio Pettis Vs Ryan Benoit Face Off UFC 185
Sergio Pettis Vs Ryan Benoit Face Off UFC 185

Jake Lindsey (156 lbs) vs. Joseph Duffy (156 lbs)
Larissa Pacheco (136 lbs) vs. Germaine de Randamie (136 lbs)

*Daron Cruickshank has two hours to drop 1.5 lbs to make-weight

Rafael Dos Anjos and Carla Esparza Talk UFC 185


UFC lightweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos and UFC women’s strawweight Champion Carla Esparza, both of whom are scheduled for fights at UFC 185 this Saturday, March 14th, dropped by the INSIDE MMA studio for interviews with series hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten.

In this clip, Rafael Dos Anjos shares his journey to his first ever title shot whom he faces UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on Saturday March 14th, while Carla Esparza discusses preparing for her first title defense against challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk for this Saturday’s up-coming UFC 185 card.

 

 

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Video Credit: AXS TV

UFC 185 Embedded:Ep 4 – “I’m due a Knock-out” – Anthony Pettis


 

On episode No.4 of UFC 185 Embedded, it’s open workout day in Dallas.

Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis trains and stretches outside of the spotlight, while strawweight champion Carla Esparza gets some upscale room service.

Strawweight challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes in an evening workout, and lightweight challenger Rafael Dos Anjos predicts a new champion come Saturday.

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship double-header at UFC 185, taking place this Saturday, March 14th.

UFC 185 FREE FIGHT; Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon


 

Former WEC Lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis takes on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artist from Massachusetts, Joe Lauzon.

Watch the UFC lightweight champ in his upcoming fight against Rafael dos Anjos this Saturday, March 14th at UFC 185.