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Tuesday, 04/02/2013, 10:40 am

Betting Odds: Diaz Opens As -185 Favorite Over Thomson

Nate Diaz is in the right camp to prepare for his next opponent.

“The Punk” Josh Thomson, a former Strikeforce lightweight contender will face Nate Diaz (16-8, 11-6 UFC) in a lightweight matchup at the upcoming UFC on FOX 7 April 20 at the HP Pavilion. And while Thomson (19-5) reviews tape on Diaz to prepare for the fight, the younger of the two UFC Stockton brothers is gaining all the insight he needs from his close teammate, Gilbert Melendez.

Melendez (21-2), who is headlining that same card in a title fight with Benson Henderson, is the reigning Strikeforce lightweight champion who fought Thomson three times and won twice.

Thomson opens up as a +150 underdog, while Diaz holds a commanding -185 in the odds according to


10 Responses to “Betting Odds: Diaz Opens As -185 Favorite Over Thomson”

  1. YoMama says:

    If you watched the Thomspon vs Noons fight, you know why the UFC put him against a Diaz brother. Because all he will do is try to hold him down to get the point win. UFC might want to think about making exciting match ups instead of wasting popular fighters talents. First GSP vs Diaz, now this. Boring.

  2. Dddddddd says:

    Man, I am stoked for this fight. I love the history with these guys. Thompson has something to prove and so does Nate.

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