The Octagon is in Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 17 for a Piled UFC 241 card.In the primary event, heavyweight winner Daniel Cormier appears to defend his title in a rematch against Stipe Miocic from their fight in UFC 226 final summer. The co-main occasion sees fan-favorites Anthony Pettis fight Nate Diaz, although the card also has Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa. The most important card airs reside on jelqing at 10 p.m. ET. * All Odds Taken Cormier (22-1 plus yet another no-contest) is coming off of an entry win over Derrick Lewis in UFC 230 and now is seeking to defend his heavyweight title for the first time. Before that, he knocked out Miocic in UFC 226 to acquire the belt and become a two-division winner. In Strikeforce,’DC’ was also a heavyweight where he won the branch’s Grand Prix and will be undefeated at r with remarkable wins over Josh Barnett, Antonio Silva, Frank Mir, along with Roy Nelson. Miocic (18-3) is coming from a weight reduction to Cormier past July and has been awaiting to get a rematch ever since. Before the loss to’DC’ that the Cleveland-native defended his title a record three occasions as he pumped out Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, also overcome Francis Ngannou by decision. He won the buckle at UFC 198 when he knocked out Fabricio Werdum. The odds suggest it will be a close fight and also a difficult fight to predict, and I’m in this boat. In the first battle, Miocic had success on his toes using his attain and jab effectively to stay at range and flame combinations in Cormier. Cormier’s game strategy finally won out because he managed to get inside and make it a’filthy’ boxing battle, where he’d clinch, throw elbows along with short punches — the exact punch that transpired Miocic out. In this struggle, I really don’t see that happening, since I think it will be a really close fight, but both will soon extend the distance. When they do, it will be Daniel Cormier getting his hand raised as he’ll use his wrestling inside this battle and his stress to style and dictate the speed to win a close fight. Pick: Daniel Cormier (-140) Pettis (22-8) is coming off of his welterweight coming back in March at which he knocked out Stephen Thompson in spectacular fashion. Before that, he lost to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229 later he had defeated Michael Chiesa in UFC 226. ‘Showtime’ is that the former UFC lightweight champion and had fought as a?? featherweight before. Diaz (19-11) hasn’t fought as UFC 202 at August of 2016 at which he lost to Conor McGregor. Since then, he’s been on the sidelines for unidentified reasons waiting for a struggle. Prior to the reduction to the Irishman, he beat him by submission at UFC 196. Another superb close struggle to predict. Pettis has scrapped far more recently I give the advantage to given the fact you never know what kind of shape someone will probably be in following three decades away in the Octagon. Yet, the Diaz brothers are constantly training and in form, and in welterweight, the two fighters ought to be improved. Within this struggle, for Pettis, it’ll be difficult to knock Diaz as he has a very good chin, but the potency at 170 is untrue. But many are pointing towards Diaz’s speed and cardio that will be a lot for Pettis that is a good point, as they fit up so evenly standing and around the floor. But, I think Pettis is just marginally better and will get his hands raised by choice. Select: Anthony Pettis (-125) Here are the odds for the residual fights on your card. Let us have fun and keep it civil.