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Nick Diaz Favored Over Carlos Condit At UFC 143 Saturday Night

February 4, 2012 – By Scott

 

The Super Bowl isn’t the only thing going on this weekend.  MMA fans can get ready for a big event on Saturday night as UFC 143 is set to take place at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The main card fights can be seen live on pay-per-view and the headline action of the night is no doubt the fight between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit.

Diaz (26-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) was originally scheduled to take on Georges St. Pierre, but he will be out thanks to a knee injury until around November.  Because of this, this fight will be for the 170 pound interim title.

Diaz is by no means a fan favorite which was evident by the booing he received during his final interview before Saturday’s fight.  But the fact remains he is a force to be reckoned with.

Condit (27-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) has gotten off to a great start but he might be in for one heck of a fight facing Diaz.  Diaz brings an assault that comes often and most of the time very punishing.  And he realizes he is in for a battle but is very excited about the opportunity.

“I’m as prepared as I’ve ever been,” Condit said. “I can not wait to get out there and do this.”

Bovada Sportsbook has fielded UFC 143 Betting Odds and they have tagged Diaz as a huge favorite with a moneyline set at -225.  If $1.00 is wagered on Diaz to win then the payout will be 44 cents.

Condit has his moneyline set at at +175 which means if Condit gets the upset win, then for every $1.00 wagered the payout is $1.75.

Bovada has also listed some great UFC 143 Player Prop Bets for this matchup.  A few include…

Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit:

Nick Diaz wins inside distance      +150
Nick Diaz wins by 5 round decision   +175
Carlos Condit wins inside distance   +300
Carlos Condit wins by 5 round decision   +400
Draw   +4000

Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit completes 2 full rounds   -250
Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit won’t complete 2 full rounds   +170

Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit completes 3 full rounds    -160
Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit won’t complete 3 full rounds   +120

Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit completes 4 full rounds   -105
Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit won’t complete 4 full rounds   -135

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