The UFC 183 Silva vs. Diaz live stream and televised fights arrive full force at MMA fans on an action packed sports weekend. This event will feature a total of 12 fights between the main UFC 183 fight card and the preliminary bouts. The spotlight will be on Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz as the two fighters get into the cage for their first time this year. The live streaming online and televised coverage begins as early as 6:30 p.m. EST thanks to UFC Fight Pass.
According to MMA Junkie in their Jan. 31 report, the latest UFC event takes place in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. There will be preliminary fights live online through the UFC Fight Pass subscription service starting at 6:30 p.m. EST followed by more prelims live on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. EST. Among the bouts on the prelims will be Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann, Ed Herman vs. Derek Brunson and Thiago Santos vs. Andy Enz. In total, there are seven bouts for fans to enjoy live ahead of the main pay-per-view.
That main event features a five fight card headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz in the main event. Also joining them on the card are Tyron Woodley vs. Kelvin Gastelum, Joe Lauzon vs. Al Iaquinta, Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein and Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch. There had been concerns after weigh-ins that Gastelum didn’t make weight, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out for tonight.
Silva (16-2 in UFC) is returning to fight after his devastating broken leg injury he suffered 13 months ago. Most analysts are picking him to return to the top, starting with a win over Diaz (7-6 in UFC) in the main event. Current odds favor Silva rather heavily at a moneyline price of -500 compared to +450 on the underdog Diaz. Woodley is a small favorite of -132 against Gastelum at +148, while Thales Leites is also a heavy favorite to win at -410 compared to +390 for Boetsch. Brunson is also a notable favorite of -596 compared to +525 for Herman. Bettors will certainly be looking at some of those large underdogs if they want to take a bit of risk for their wagers.
Saturday night’s UFC 183 pay-per-view begins at 10 p.m. EST with a running time of two or three hours depending on how long each fight lasts. Fans can order the pay-per-view to watch on live TV through cable or satellite providers, their smart TV, or through set top media devices such as Roku. Live streaming online presentation can be ordered through various sites including YouTube and Yahoo! as well as UFC.TV also starting at 10 p.m. EST, with fans able to view the live event at nearby participating bars as another option.