UFC 202: McGregor vs Diaz 2
The anxiously awaited rematch between UFC superstars Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz has been officially announced. Originally scheduled for UFC 200 which will be on the 9th of July, 2016, the fight now has a new date: August 20, 2016, taking place in the city of Las Vegas.
UFC 202: McGregor vs Diaz 2
IT’S DIFFERENT, WHEN IT IS LIVE
August 20 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada
Diaz seeks to triumph again over McGregor exactly as he did in March this year. Also in the welterweight class, is scheduled Hyun Gyu Lim vs Sultan Aliev. On the lightweight bout is Thiago Alves vs Al Iaquinta, and on the bantamweight bout is Cody Garbrandt vs Takeya Mizugaki.
Presenting the challengers:
Conor Anthony McGregor (full name) was born on the 14th of July, 1988, in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. While still a child, he started kickboxing, later becoming an All-Ireland champion at youth level boxing. However, it was only when he met UFC fighter Tom Egan, that his passion for MMA started; Tom trained McGregor in how to grapple. During his entire career in the UFC, he competed in the featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight classes. Well known for his lavish lifestyle and trash talk, McGregor is a striker and always tries to be the aggressor during the fights. Last year, in 2015, he became the first ever Irish champion in the UFC, defeating Brazilian fighter Jose Aldo at the beginning of the first round in the UFC 194 with a knockout in the first 13 seconds, becoming the fastest victory ever in the history of UFC title fight.
Nathan Donald Diaz, & Nate Diaz was born on the 16th of April, 1985, in Stockton, California. While in high school, a 14-year-old Nate began training MMA with his older brother Nick Diaz. Also with his brother, both own and run together a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in the Californian city of Lodi. The two brothers are advocates for cannabis. Previously before UFC, Diaz also competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce and Pancrase. HAving started in the lightweight category in 2004, he is currently in the welterweight category. After his last fight with WEC in 2006, WEC was then acquired by Zuffa, which is the parent company of Ultimate Fighting Championship, subsequently leading Nate into a brand new career with UFC. some of his accomplishments include a one time Performance of the Night vs Conor McGregor, and KNockout of the Night vs Gray Maynard.
UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 fight card
Check out the finalized bout order and fight card for the Saturday, August 20th UFC 202 pay-per-view, which is headlined by a welterweight rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.
It’s a month later than originally planned, but Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor’s rematch is almost here. On Saturday, August 20th at the T-Mobile Arena, the reigning featherweight champion will look to even the score against the younger Diaz brother, who memorably choked Conor out at UFC 196 on less than two weeks notice. The co-main event is a big one, as Anthony Johnson fights Glover Teixeira in what is surely a title eliminator bout at light heavyweight. Donald Cerrone seeks a 3rd straight win at welterweight, but he’s up against a tough opponent in Rick Story.
Going down to the preliminary card, bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt will take on Takeya Mizugaki in the featured FS1 prelim, while Lorenz Larkin (filling in for the injured Dong Hyun Kim) is set to fight top 10 welterweight contender Neil Magny in the feature Fight Pass bout.
Here’s next Saturday’s fight card in full:
Main Card (PPV, 10 PM ET)
Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor
Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Mike Perry
Sabah Homasi vs. Tim Means
Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM ET)
Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Chris Avila vs. Artem Lobov
Cortney Casey vs. Randa Markos
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 PM ET)
Lorenz Larkin vs. Neil Magny
Colby Covington vs. Max Griffin
Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori