UFC on Fox 5 - Diaz vs Henderson
Benson Henderson (c) vs. Nate Diaz
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B.J. Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown
Preliminary Card (FX)
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Bantamweight Raphael Assunção vs. Mike Easton
Lightweight Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
Lightweight Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
Lightweight Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
Featherweight Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan
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Henderson -150 vs. Diaz UFC Odds at BetDSI Sportsbook
The reigning champion comes into this fight off a win against Frankie Edgar. Whether he really deserved the decision against Edgar is in debate but Henderson is the lightweight champion and he is slightly favored in UFC odds in this bout against Diaz. Henderson is now 5-0 in the UFC and he does have some advantages in this fight against Diaz. Henderson comes into the fight with a better record and there is no doubt he has the edge in wrestling ability. Henderson should try to keep this fight on the mat and overpower Diaz. Whether he can do that or not is the question.
The time seems to be now for Diaz who has won his last three fights. Diaz is 16-7 in his career but he has shown recently in wins over Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller that he is ready for a title shot. Diaz definitely brings an aggressive style into this fight with Henderson. Diaz will try and wear Henderson out in a boxing duel. If Diaz can get Henderson in the corner he may have a shot to do to him what he did to Cerrone. The problem for Diaz is that he has a very poor defense. He gets hit a lot and he gets punished. What saves Diaz most of the time is that his chin seems to be made of rock and that he bounces back quickly. Diaz is not a great wrestler but he has been getting better and his submission game is excellent.
Last edited by Humpzilla; 12-05-2012 at 12:04 PM.