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.

UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax The Results


UFC Fight Night 63 came from Fairfax in Virginia, where Chad ‘Money’ Mendes defeated Ricardo ‘The Bully’ Lamas proving why he is the number 1 contender in the featherweight division. Mendes made short work of Lamas, lasting just 2 minutes 45 seconds to defeat ‘The Bully’.

In the co-main event between Jorge Masvidal and Al Iaquinta, it was the reaction after the fight that got everyone pumped. Iaquinta won via Split Decision (some went onto argue it should have been the other way around), Masvidal storms out of the cage; The arena echos with Boo’s as Iaquinta gives his post winning speech for which he proceeds to get upset and lands the F-bomb, cursing the crowd out!

Here are the results:

Chad Mendes and his team UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Chad Mendes and his team UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Main Card 

Chad Mendes Def Ricardo Lamas Via TKO 2 mins 45 secs Round One

Chad Mendes Win UFC Fight  Night 63 Fairfax
Chad Mendes Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Al Iaquinta Def Jorge Masvidal  Via Split Decision 29-28, 27-30, 29-28

Al Iaqunita Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfac
Al Iaqunita Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Michael Chiesa Def Mitch Clarke Via Unanimous Decision 29-26, 29-26, 29-27

Michael Chiesa Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Michael Chiesa Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Julianna Pena Def  Milana Dudieva Via TKO 3 mins 59 secs Round One

Julianna Pena Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Julianna Pena Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Clay Guida Def Robbie Peralta Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Dustin Poirier  Def Carlos Diego Ferreira Via KO 3 min 45 secs Round One

Dustin Poirier Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Dustin Poirier Win UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Preliminary Card 

Liz Carmouche Def Lauren Murphy Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Alexander Yakovlev Def Gray Maynard Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-27

Timothy Johnson Def Shamil Abdurahimov Via TKO 4 mins 57 Secs

Ronald Stallings Def  Justin Jones Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

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Timothy Johnson

Dustin Poirier

Julianna Pena

Chad Mendes

UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax Weigh-In Results


UFC Fight Night 63, comes from Fairfax in Virginia. Headlined by featherweights Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas, with up-and-coming lightweight Al Iaquinta taking on Jorge Masvidal in the co-main event.

Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Chad Mendes vs. Ricardo Lamas UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

As always before any of the fights can take place it is the all important weigh-ins.

Here are the weigh-in results:

Main Card 

Chad Mendes (145.5 lbs) vs. Ricardo Lamas (145.5 lbs)

Chad Mendes Weigh-In UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Chad Mendes Weigh-In UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Jorge Masvidal (156.5 lbs)* vs. Al Iaquinta (155.5 lbs)

Jorge Masvidal vs. Al laquinta UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Jorge Masvidal vs. Al laquinta UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Michael Chiesa (155.5 lbs) vs. Mitch Clarke (155 lbs)

Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Michael Chiesa vs. Mitch Clarke UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Julianna Pena (136 lbs) vs. Milana Dudieva (135.5 lbs)

Juilanna Pena vs. Milana Dudieva  UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Juilanna Pena vs. Milana Dudieva UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Clay Guida (146 lbs) vs. Robbie Peralta (145 lbs)

Clay Guida Weigh-In UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Clay Guida Weigh-In UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Dustin Poirier (155.5 lbs) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (155.5 lbs)

Dustin Poirier vs. Carl Diego Ferreira UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Dustin Poirier vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Preliminary Card 

Liz Carmouche (134.5 lbs) vs. Lauren Murphy (135 lbs)

Liz Carmouche vs Lauren Murphy UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax
Liz Carmouche vs Lauren Murphy UFC Fight Night 63 Fairfax

Gray Maynard(155 lbs) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (155.75 lbs)

Shamil Abdurahimov (255 lbs) vs. Timothy Johnson (263.5 lbs)

Ronald Stallings (185 lbs) vs. Justin Jones (185.5 lbs)

* Has 2 hours to make-weight

BENSON HENDERSON IN FOR INJURED BOBBY GREEN; BARNATT VS HESTER ADDED UFC FIGHT NIGHT 63


Benson Henderson
Benson Henderson

Benson Henderson got his wish granted, after losing a close split decision fight last weekend with Donald ‘ Cowboy’ Cerrone. The former lightweight champion stated he wanted to fight again soon and was willing to face anyone, anytime, anywhere.

An injury forced Bobby Green out of his scheduled bout with Jorge Masvidal after revealing he had torn his Quad, he will be out for around five months.

In steps Benson Henderson who will now be competing against Jorge Masvidal on the UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs Lamas card,

With an another line up revealed yesterday, Brit Luke Barnatt [8-2-0] has also been added to the card to face Clint Hester [7-4-0] along with female bout Liz Carmouche [9-5-0] vs Lauren Murphy [8-1-0].

This is shaping up to be one great fight card in Fairfax, Virginia that you do not want to miss.

UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs Lamas is on April 4th at Patriot Center, Fairfax, Virginia.

Fight card so far:

Chad Mendes  vs  Ricardo Lamas

Benson Henderson  vs  Jorge Masvidal

Diego Ferreira  vs Dustin Poirier

Michael Chiesa  vs  Mitch Clarke

Shamil Abdurahimov  vs Timothy Johnson

Liz Carmouche  vs  Lauren Murphy

Luke Barnatt  vs  Clint Hester