Found December 02, 2012 on
It’s been a long and winding road, but Nate Diaz (Pictured) is just days away from finally entering a UFC championship fight. Unfortunately for Mr. 209, he’ll step inside the Octagon Saturday as a slight underdog against reigning lightweight king Benson Henderson.
Diaz has been pegged as a +130 dark horse against “Smooth.” Henderson, meanwhile, checks in as a -160 odds-on favorite to retain his hardware.
Key Arena in Washington state hosts the scrap.
Here are the early lines for Henderson vs. Diaz (Courtesy of BetUS):
Underdog (+) Favorite (-)
Nathan Diaz +130
Benson Henderson -160
Bet $100 on Diaz and he’s victorious, you win $130
Bet $160 on Henderson and he’s victorious, you win $100
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When one of the UFC's most recognizable, controversial and fiery fighters, Nate Diaz, steps into the Octagon Saturday night to fight Benson Henderson for Henderson's lightweight belt on UFC on FOX, he'll conjure plenty of images in fans' minds.
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