Preventing out of Stockton, California, United States, Nate Diaz, 34, was one of many winners at “UFC 241.” It was the Mexican-American combined martial artist’s 15th victory within the Final Preventing Championship.
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That includes 12 skilled MMA bouts, “UFC 241” passed off on the Honda Middle in Anaheim, California, USA on August 17, 2019. Within the co-main occasion of the night, Diaz fought Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, 32, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA within the welterweight division with Mike Beltran because the referee.
Within the first spherical, Diaz was the aggressor though he was getting countered properly by Pettis. The previous acquired the struggle to the mat earlier than the spherical ended.
Within the second spherical, Diaz acquired the struggle to the mat once more. Once they stood up, the Stockton native stored the strain as his opponent from Milwaukee slowed down.
Within the third spherical, Diaz damage Pettis with knees and despatched the struggle to the mat once more. The previous took his opponent’s again however within the closing seconds, the latter reversed place.
After three five-minute rounds, the welterweight bout was left within the palms of the judges, who scored it 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28. Ultimately, Beltran raised the hand of Diaz, who was declared the winner by way of unanimous determination.
“I need to defend my title in opposition to Jorge,” Diaz mentioned in his post-fight interview, referring to Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, 34, of Miami, Florida, USA. “He’s a gangster, however he ain’t no West Coast gangster.”
Profitable at “UFC 241” improved the skilled MMA report of Diaz to 20 wins and 11 losses. Alternatively, Pettis now has 22 wins and 9 losses.
Born in Stockton on April 16, 1985, Diaz has been competing professionally since 2004 and he joined the UFC in 2007. He defeated his first 4 opponents within the promotion particularly Junior Assuncao, Alvin Robinson, Kurt Pellegrino and Josh Neer.
Earlier than “UFC 241,” Yusuff defeated 10 two opponents within the UFC. The others had been Melvin Guillard, Rory Markham, Marcus Davis, Takanori Gomi, Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller, Grey Maynard, Michael Johnson and Conor McGregor.
Seven nations had been represented at “UFC 241” particularly Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Nigeria, South Korea and the U.S. Pettis and Diaz had been two of the 17 representatives of the U.S.
Here’s a clip that includes Diaz and Pettis: