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UFC 183 Silva vs Diaz – Fight Picks

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This is a little late, but better late than never.

UFC 183 marks the return of the legendary #1 Anderson Silva , who’s facing the notorious¬†Nick Diaz tonight at 10 o’clock EST.

These are my fight picks for tonight event (winners in bold):

Main Card

(185lbs) #1 Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz

(170lbs) – #4 Tyron Woodley vs #8 Kelvin Gastelum

(155lbs) – #20 Joe Lauzon vs #16 Al Iaquinta

(185lbs) – #11 Thales Leites vs #16 Tim Boetch

(170lbs) – #14 Jordan Mein vs #15 Thiago Alves

Preliminary Card

(W 135lbs) – #5 Miesha Tate vs #4 Sara McMann

(185lbs) – #25 Ed Herman vs #17 Derek Brunson

(125lbs) – #4 Ian McCall vs #9 John Lineker

(185lbs) – Rafael Natal vs Tom Watson

How to Watch:

Tonight’s prelim fights start at 8PM EST on Fox Sports 1

Tonight’s Main fights start at 10PM EST only on Pay Per View.

Fighter Highlights: Nick Diaz

This is the man that will be fighting Anderson Silva on Saturday. Nick Diaz is one of MMA’s most polarizing figures. He has a very brash and unique personality, and he rubs certain people the wrong way. At the same time though, he is one of the toughest, most talented fighters in the world. Diaz has great boxing skills, he has some of the best body shots in MMA and can throw slick combinations with ease. Nick has one of the best gas tanks in MMA, he never seems to get tired. His elite cardio combined with his relentless output makes Diaz a very formidable challenge. He is also a high level black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he’s tapped out several top opponents with creative submissions like when he got PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi in a gogoplata (3:54). Diaz has never been able to put it all together, and his wrestling has always been a weakness in his game. He might never be a champion but like him or not, goddamn he fun to watch.

Diaz fights the legendary Anderson Silva this Saturday January 31st @UFC183 live at 10PM on PPV.