This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.Ever since Nate Diaz handed Conor McGregor his first UFC loss via second-round submission back on March 5, a rematch has been a topic of obsession for the Irishman. The featherweight champion has since put a new emphasis on training, spending over $300K to prepare himself for this rematch. With a full fight camp behind him, McGregor will look to erase the memory of that defeat by feeding Diaz a steady diet of strikes from unorthodox angles, while Diaz will look to withstand that onslaught and potentially bring this fight back to the mat.
Preceding this matchup is a bout between two top light heavyweight contenders: knockout artist Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and veteran Glover Teixeira. Mix in one of the UFC's most popular fighters in Donald Cerrone, and the result is a card that could approach a record number of pay-per-view buys. Check out how the RotoWire MMA staff sees the main card playing out below.
If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 202 preview.
|Conor McGregor (-120) vs. Nate Diaz (-105)||Welterweight||McGregor|
|Anthony Johnson (-205) vs. Glover Teixeira (+175)||Light Heavyweight||Johnson||Johnson|
|Donald Cerrone (-165) vs. Rick Story (+140)||Welterweight||Cerrone||Cerrone||Cerrone|
|Hong Gyu Lim (-275) vs. Mike Perry (+230)||Welterweight|
|Sabah Homasi (+335) vs. Tim Means (-420)||Welterweight||Means||Means||Means|
|OVERALL (since UFC 200)||14-10||12-12||13-11|
Jon Litterine: RotoWire lead MMA beat writer and scribe for our weekly DrafKings preview. Lead analyst on the RotoWire MMA Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JonLitterine.
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