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Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal main card analysis of all the fights
The former UFC fighters will meet in the boxing ring during the "Last Man Standing" pay per view.
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Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal final pre-fight press conference

Nate Diaz showed up late to his final press conference with Jorge Masvidal for Saturday's boxing match

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal meet for a rematch of their UFC 244 fight, but this time it's in the boxing ring instead of the octagon.

Masvidal beat Diaz in 2019 to claim the first BMF championship and the two will fight tonight in the "Last Man Standing" pay per view fight.

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Pettis and Avila traded jabs, a few body shots and even one or two head shots as neither controlled the first round. Judges will have a hard time judging the first round.

Diaz does not use the same walkout song for every fight. He used the Rolling Stones iconic "Gimme Shelter" for his pro boxing debut in a loss against Jake Paul.

Masvidal uses the theme song from Al Pacino's "Scarface" as his walkout music. The Miami-born Masvidal beat Nate Diaz in 2019 in the UFC. The fight was stopped in the third round because Diaz had too much damage to his eye.

Motin owned the first round and dropped Buzolin with a heavy body shot in the first round. Motin then beat Buzolin who fought back, but the fight was stopped by the referee in the second round. Motin, half the age of the 36-year-old Buzolin is still undefeated.

Vargas was punishing Garcia with body shots and uppercuts in rounds two through five and it all paid off with a sixth-round stoppage. Vargas injured Garcia with a liver punch at the end of the fifth round and it wasn't long into the sixth when the referee stopped the fight to save Garcia.

Vargas kept going to the body and eventually started landing three-and-four-punch combinations with punches to the ribs and uppercuts inside. Vargas is now controlling the fight.

Garcia landed the better punches and controlled the pace in the first round, but Vargas controlled the second round with blows to the body. Vargas opened the third round with a huge combination and is in clear control of the fight.

Both fighters are undefeated in their careers, with both eyeing titles in the division. Vargas has knocked out 40% of his opponents while Garcia knocked out less than 30%. It's scheduled for eight rounds.

Winner: Devin Cushing defeats Manny Correa via unanimous decision (77-75, 78-74, 80-72)

Analysis: Neither fighter landed much in the first round. By the middle of the second, Cushing had landed 16 strikes to Correa's five. Cushing took over the fight in the second and third rounds, but it's an eight round fight. Correa has swelling above his left eye after incidental contact with Cushing. The referee had to stop the fight before the end of the third round to remind the fighters to stay professional.

Correa threw his highest volume of punches in the fourth round, but Cushing ended the round in dominant fashion. Cushing should be well ahead on the judges' scorecards.

Cushing dominated the fifth round while Correa showboated in the corner, trying to draw Cushing into a battle.

Cushing is controlling the fight and will only need to stay on his feet to win while Correa is coming forward with power in the late rounds. Correa celebrated in the corner after the fight, but everything including the punch stats points to Cushing winning. Correa didn't land a single body punch in the fight.

Winner: Lopez defeats Sanches via unanimous decision (77-75, 77-75, 77-75)

Analysis: Lopez and Sanchez were both far more conservative in the first round than Dunn or Costa was in the last fight. Neither landed anything huge, but a few strong body shots were felt on both sides.

By the fifth round, both fighters looked gassed. Lopez's hands were moving more quickly, but Sanchez was knockout hunting and successfully landed two scathing jabs to the face and a nasty right hook to Lopez's ribs.

The two traded hits for the fight's final three rounds, but neither could land a knockout blow.

Winner: Costa defeats Dunn via second-round KO

Analysis: The fighters traded wild haymakers before the first 30 seconds of the fight had elapsed. The rest of the first rounded retained that frenetic pace, and at the end of it both fighters looked tired but not that hurt.

Toward the end of the second round, both fighters looked exhausted but Dunn more so. Acosta teed off on him for about 30 seconds against the ring before Dunn finally went down, staying on the ground until the official finished counting and called the fight.

Masvidal remains a -275 (bet $275 to win $100 with a total payout of $375) favorite against Diaz at +210 (bet $100 to win $210 with a $310 total payout). While Masvidal is at a slight disadvantage in height and reach, he's clearly the better boxer out of the two, which is why he's favored and the line hasn't moved.

Diaz is 22-13-0 in the UFC and 0-1 in career boxing matches. The southpaw has a 76-inch reach.

Masvidal is 35-17-0 in the UFC and 1-0 in career boxing matches. He has a 74-inch reach.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Diaz is worth about $8 million dollars.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Masvidal is worth about $6 million dollars.

Nate Diaz's age is 39-years old. Diaz fought in the UFC from 2004-2022 before becoming a free agent. He fought Jake Paul and lost by unanimous decision is his first boxing match in 2023.

Jorge Masvidal's age is also 39-years old. His fighting career dates back to 2004, but his first professional MMA fight was in 2007. Masvidal last boxed professionally in 2005 when he won a majority decision over Joseph Anderson.

Nate Diaz's height is 6-feet.

Jorge Masvidal's height is 5-feet-11 inches.

The fight tonight will take place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Masvidal enters the fight as a favorite at -275 (bet $275 to win $100) and Diaz is the underdog at +210 (bet $100 to win $210).

Masvidal to win by decision is +120 while betting him to win via knockout, technical knockout or disqualification is +240. Diaz to win by decision is +380 and KO/TKO/disqualification is +700, according to DraftKings.

Diaz and Masvidal are both making their second appearances in the boxing ring, but Masvidal has the advantage. Although Diaz has a two inch reach advantage, Masvidal has been the better boxer throughout both of their fighting careers. Masvidal should win by stoppage in the middle rounds.

When is the Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal fight?

The fight card begins at 9 p.m. EST at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Diaz and Masvidal are expected to fight around midnight, but timing is dependent on how long earlier bouts on the card last.

What is Nate Diaz's fight record

Diaz has a mixed martial arts record of 21-13 and is 0-1 in boxing after losing his pro debut to Jake Paul. Of Diaz's 21 wins in MMA, 12 came via submission, five by knockout and four by decision. Two of his losses were by knockout, one by submission and 10 by decision.

What is Jorge Masvidal's fight record?

Masvidal has a mixed martial arts record of 35-17, is 1-0 in professional boxing and 1-0 in professional kickboxing. Of his 35 MMA wins, 17 were by submission, 16 via knockout and two by decision. Of his losses, 13 were via decision, two by knockout and two by submission. This will be his first boxing match since 2005.

How much is the Diaz-Masvidal fight purse?

The disclosed purse for the Diaz-Masvidal fight is $500,000 for Diaz and $300,000 for Masvidal. The disclosed purse numbers don't include and fees the fighters pay for medicals, licensing or team members.

Check out the purses for all the fights on the card here.

Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal weight

Both Diaz and Masvidal made weight ahead of Saturday night's fight. Diaz weighed in at 175.6 pounds while Masvidal was 175.2 pounds.

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