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Tale of the Tape for Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz

Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz face off at welterweight on the main card of UFC 263 on June 12. We break down the odds.

Leon Edwards of Jamaica reacts after accidentally poking the eye of Bulal Muhammad in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In a welterweight bout on the main card for UFC 263, Leon Edwards will fight Nate Diaz Saturday night from Glendale, AZ and available on ESPN+ PPV.

The 29-year-old Edwards enters the octagon with a professional fighting record of 18-3 (1 NC), and is ranked third in the welterweight class. “Rocky” Edwards last competed at UFC Fight Night 187 in March, which ended with a no contest in Round 2 against Belal Muhammad for an accidental eye poke. Before the NC, the 29-year-old won eight straight contests.

Edwards averages 2.56 strikes per minute with an accuracy of 47%. But the 29-year-old mixed martial artist only absorbs 2.03 strikes per minute, while he defends against them at 55%. He also has a 1.35 takedown average per 15 minutes with a 70% takedown accuracy.

Diaz walks into UFC 263 with a professional fighting record of 21-12, and last fought at UFC 244 in November 2019 where he lost to Jorge Masvidal by TKO in Round 3. The 36-year-old’s last win happened earlier that year at UFC 241, where he defeated Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision.

The veteran fighter lands 4.62 significant strikes per minute with 45% accuracy. He also absorbs more strikes than Edwards at 3.78 per minute and defends against them at 53%. Diaz can also grapple inside the octagon, which will give him a shot in this main card matchup. He has a 1.19 takedown average along with a 30% takedown accuracy and possesses a 1.42 submission average per 15 minutes.

Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 263 on June 12.

Money line odds

Leon Edwards: -560
Nate Diaz: +385

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