The UFC 263’s main card marks the Welterweight contest between the number 3rd ranked Welterweight fighter, Leon Edwards, and one of the biggest names in UFC Nate Diaz. This is going to be the first-ever, nontitle five rounds fight in UFC history. Here is the Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz Preview and Prediction.
UFC 263: Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz Preview
Leon Edwards is one of the most elite strikers in the UFC Welterweight division who is undefeated since his loss against the UFC Welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman on UFC on Fox: Dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2. He is coming into this fight with a no-contest via accidental eye poke in his last fight against Belal Muhammad.
Before that Edwards was on an eight-fight winning streak that includes wins against some of the biggest names in the division such as Rafael Dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone, Vicente Luque, and many others. A win against a crafty veteran like Diaz will seal his spot for the UFC Welterweight title shot next.
Nate Diaz is one of the biggest names in the UFC Welterweight division and he is returning to the Octagon after being sidelined for almost one and half years. He is coming into this fight with a loss against Jorge Masvidal for the BMF Title at UFC 244.
Diaz is no doubt the biggest draw in the UFC, he has been a part of two of the top 5 highest selling pay per views of all time. He holds victories over some of the biggest UFC superstars such as Conor McGregor, Anthony Pettis, and many others.
The UFC president Dana White made it clear that the winner of this fight is next in line for the UFC title after Colby Covington. A win in this fight can be the chance for Nate to fight for the UFC title.
UFC 263: Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz Prediction
Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards is the crowd favorite to win this fight with betting odds of -525 in his favor against Nate Diaz who is coming into this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +365 in his favor.
Edwards believes, he’ll knock out Diaz in the early rounds of the fight because he knows ‘The Stockton Slugger’ will get dangerous in the later rounds. This fight is going to be a real treat for the fight fans around the world and we’re just a couple of nights away to witness it.
Predicted Result: Leon Edwards def Nate Diaz