Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 4, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Nick Diaz will take on Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 266 card.

In this post, we will break down Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 38-year-old, Nick Diaz is coming in with a 26-9-0 (2 NC) record. Diaz will be fighting for the first time since a nc via Overturned against Anderson Silva at UFC 183: Silva vs Diaz in January.

Lawler, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Neil Magny on January 31, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakic and holds a 28-15-0 (1 NC) record.

Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler
38
Age
39
6′ 1″
Height
5′ 11″
185 lbs.
Weight
170 lbs.
76″
Reach
74″
26-9-0 (2 NC)
Record
28-15-0 (1 NC)
Southpaw
Stance
Southpaw

Nick Diaz has an southpaw fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 39-year-old, Robbie Lawler is an southpaw fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Nick Diaz:
→ Diaz’s striking accuracy is 42%.
→ Diaz lands 5.43 significant strikes per minute.
→ Diaz’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Diaz’s takedown average is 1.32 per 15 minutes.
→ Diaz’s takedown defense is 60%.

Diaz comes in with 42% striking accuracy, typically landing about 5.43 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Lawler fires at 45% accuracy, landing about 3.50 significant strikes per minute. Nick Diaz also has a 33% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.32 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Lawler’s 0.68 takedowns and 64% takedown accuracy.

Robbie Lawler:
→ Lawler’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Lawler lands 3.50 significant strikes per minute.
→ Lawler’s takedown accuracy is 64%.
→ Lawler’s takedown average is 0.68 per 15 minutes.
→ Lawler’s takedown defense is 64%.

Robbie spent on average 11:39 minutes in the Octagon and Nick has an average fight time of 11:21 minutes.

This looks like an entertaining matchup, at least on paper. UFC 266 is live in , who do you think will win, Nick or Robbie? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 266: Volkanovski vs. Ortega
Date
September 4, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler

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