UFC 137: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz Technical Breakdown & Prediction

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UFC 137: B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz Technical Breakdown & Prediction

This weekend's big fight between B.J. Penn and Nick Diaz has been a much-debated subject when it comes to weighing the advantages that one fighter has over the other. Is Nick Diaz a better boxer? Do Penn's superior BJJ credentials really mean that he's the better BJJ player?

The arguments are clouded by the fact that the two fighters have faced vastly different levels of competition over the past few years.

While Penn has gone 3-3-1 over his last three fights, his losses and draw were to pound-for-pound fighters in Frank Edgar, Georges St-Pierre and Jon Fitch.

On the other side of things, Nick Diaz has won his last 10 fights, but mostly over guys who wouldn't be (or weren't) good enough to stick around in the UFC.

In this article, I'll break down the advantages of each fighter in detail, explaining how the fight is going to go down based on both fighters' likely strategies and finally make a prediction on the fight.

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