UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz predictions

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The UFC returns to action for UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz on Saturday, March 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The night kicks off with a three-fight early prelim card at 6:30 p.m. eastern on UFC Fight Pass, followed by a four-fight main card at 8:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 and finishes up with a five-fight main card on Pay-Per View.

The main event features a five-round welterweight bout between current featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. After McGregor’s opponent, lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos, was forced out due to injury, Diaz stepped up to fight at 170-pounds. McGregor is riding a 15-fight win streak, including seven straight in the UFC. He last defeated longtime featherweight champion Jose Aldo in a title unification bout in December. Diaz is 2-1 over his last three with a win in his last fight over Michael Johnson in a Fight of the Night bout.

The co-main event features a five-round women’s bantamweight bout between current champion Holly Holm and longtime contender Miesha Tate. Holm is looking for her first title defense since dethroning Ronda Rousey in November. Holm is undefeated (10-0) in professional MMA. Tate has won four straight following his rematch loss to Rousey in December 28, 2013.

12 bouts are schedule for UFC 196 and the Mill City Sports MMA crew has predicted who will be the winner of each main card fight. This week’s Mill City Sports predictions are sponsored by DraftKings!

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LAST FIGHT CARD (Fight Night 84)
Justin Soderberg  (@JMSoderberg) 3-1
Greg Celona  (@G_Celona) 1-3
Mike McMahon  (@MikeMcMahonPW) 2-2
Martin Foley  (@martfo) 3-1
Jared Soderberg 3-1

Take a look at our predictions for this weekend’s UFC 196 main card:

UFC 196
PREDICTIONS
McGregor
vs.
Diaz
Holm
vs.
Tate
Villante
vs.
Latifi
Anderson
vs.
Lawlor
Nunes
vs.
Shevchenko
Ju. Soderberg
All-time: 238-129
Conor
McGregor
Miesha
Tate
Ilir
Latifi
Corey
Anderson
Amanda
Nunes
G. Celona
All-time: 229-145
Conor
McGregor
Holly
Holm
Gian
Villante
Tom
Lawlor
Amanda
Nunes
M. McMahon
All-time: 220-142
Conor
McGregor
Holly
Holm
Gian
Villante
Tom
Lawlor
Amanda
Nunes
M. Foley
All-time: 98-71
Conor
McGregor
Holly
Holm
Gian
Villante
Corey
Anderson
Amanda
Nunes
Ja. Soderberg
All-time: 116-84
Conor
McGregor
Holly
Holm
Ilir
Latifi
Corey
Anderson
Amanda
Nunes
UFC 196
UNDER CARDS
Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada; Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb; Vitor Miranda vs. Marcelo Guimaraes; Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly; Diego Sanchez vs. Jim Miller; Justin Salas vs. Jason Saggo; and Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara.

Next up after UFC 196 is UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir on Sunday, March 20 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. A five-round heavyweight fight between Mark Hunt and Frank Mir is expected to headline the event.