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Nate Diaz vs Dustin Poirier preview
When is Diaz vs Poirier?
Nate Diaz could potentially face Dustin Poirier, in Late 2021.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Diaz vs Poirier stats
Nate Diaz would step into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 13 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Dustin Poirier would make his way to the cage with a record of 29 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out and 8 by submission.
The stats suggest Poirier would have a large advantage in power over Diaz, boosting at 48% knock out percentage over Diaz's 24%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Diaz would have a large advantage over Poirier, boasting at 57% submission rate over Poirier's 28%.
Nate Diaz is the older man by 3 years, at 37 years old.
Diaz has a height advantage of 3 inches over Poirier. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Diaz is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 6 months earlier than Poirier, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 5 more professional rounds, 85 to Poirier's 80.
Diaz vs Poirier form
Poirier has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Michael Chandler at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by submission in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by submission in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Conor McGregor at UFC 257 on 23rd January 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
He had beat Dan Hooker at UFC Vegas 4 on 27th June 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Diaz's last 4 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Poirier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Diaz vs Poirier?
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