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UFC 263 record rundown: Can Nate Diaz beat the odds again?

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Nate Diaz has been the underdog in his past seven fights, he is 4-3 in those bouts.

At some point Nate Diaz probably just stopped looking at the odds of his fights.

Diaz is a significant underdog (currently -650) heading into Saturday’s UFC 263 fight card where he faces Leon Edwards in a five-round welterweight scrap. Unless something ridiculous happens, Saturday will mark the eighth straight (via BestFightOdds) time Diaz makes the walk to the octagon as the underdog. The last time Diaz was a favorite was his 2013 matchup against Josh Thomson and Thomson won that fight via knockout. In the seven fights since that loss, Diaz is 4-3.

Edwards, who is unbeaten in his past nine fights, was the favorite in seven of those outings. Edwards was an underdog to Vicente Luque and Albert Tumenov. He defeated Luque via decision and Tumenov by submission. The last time Edwards lost was 2015 when a pre-champion Kamaru Usman beat him via unanimous decision.

Diaz didn’t mince words when it came to the odds and those who are picking Edwards to continue his unbeaten streak over the man who ranks third in all-time UFC fight night bonuses.

“That’s how my whole career has gone and been,” Diaz told ESPN. “If you ain’t got nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all, because that’s how I work, anyway. I don’t got nothing nice to say, I keep my predictions and all that s—t to myself, because all those guys that are (predicting) me losing, they’re not s—t themselves.”

Below is a look at where Edwards and Diaz appear in the UFC record book ahead of UFC 263.

UFC 263 takes place on June 12 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 263: Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz

Leon Edwards Nate Diaz
Leon Edwards Nate Diaz
Overall UFC records Overall UFC records
Edwards has the third longest winning streak in UFC welterweight history at eight Diaz is tied for third in UFC history with 15 fight-night bonus awards
Edwards is tied for seventh in UFC welterweight history with seven decision wins Diaz ranks fourth in UFC history with nine submission wins
Diaz ranks fourth in UFC history with 2,256 total strikes landed
Diaz ranks seventh in UFC history with 25 submission attempts
Diaz ranks ninth in UFC history with 1,367 significant strikes landed
Overall UFC welterweight records Overall UFC welterweight records
Edwards has the third longest winning streak in UFC welterweight history at eight Diaz ranks 10th in UFC welterweight history with 5.31 significant strikes landed per minute
UFC welterweight single fight records UFC welterweight single fight records
Edwards ranks first in latest finish in a UFC welterweight fight at 4:59 of Rd 3 vs Peter Sobotta on 3-17-18 Diaz ranks second in significant clinch strikes landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 77 vs. Conor McGregor on 8-20-16
Edwards ranks first in latest KO in a UFC welterweight fight at 4:59 of Rd 3 vs Peter Sobotta on 3-17-18 Diaz ranks third in total clinch strikes landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 161 vs. Conor McGregor on 8-20-16
Edwards is tied for third fastest finish in a UFC welterweight fight at 0:08 vs Seth Baczynski on 4-11-15 Diaz ranks third in total head strikes landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 182 vs. Conor McGregor on 8-20-16
Edwards is tied for third fastest finish in a UFC welterweight fight at 0:08 vs Seth Baczynski on 4-11-15 Diaz ranks fourth in total strikes attempted in a UFC welterweight fight with 435 vs. Conor McGregor on 8-20-16
Diaz ranks sixth in total strikes landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 252 vs. Conor McGregor on 8-20-16
Diaz ranks sixth in significant body strikes landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 50 vs. Conor McGregor on 8-20-16
Diaz ranks seventh in significant clinch strikes landed in a UFC welterweight fight with 43 vs. Anthony Pettis on 8-17-19
Diaz ranks ninth in latest submission in a UFC welterweight fight at 4:02 of Rd. 3 vs. Marcus Davis on 8-28-10
UFC welterweight single round records UFC welterweight single round records