UFC 135 Odds – Diaz vs Gomi
Nate Diaz -275 vs Takinori Gomi +190
After winning the Ultimate Fighter in 2007, Nate Diaz went on a serious tear in the UFC, winning four straight fights. Since that streak, Diaz has gone 3 – 5 in the UFC, and heads into this fight coming off two unanimous decision losses in a row. This is definitely a make-it or break-it fight for Diaz here.
Gomi is in a similar position as Diaz, he is 1 -2 since joining the UFC and coming off a submission loss to Clay Guida.
This fight doesn’t look too good on paper for Gomi, as he is vulnerable to submission losses, and Diaz has won nine of his 13 fights via submission.
Both fighters need this win. Diaz has survived in the organization after two consecutive losses only because of his draw in the UFC, but one more and it will most likely be a pink slip for Diaz. Gomi isn’t as entrenched in the UFC as Diaz, and the unwritten rule for most “newer” UFC fighters is two losses, and you’re walking.
I see this fight going in Diaz’ favor, though I’m not a huge fan of his _275 betting line, I just can’t see Gomi knocking him out soon enough to avoid a submission.