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Nick Diaz Retains Welterweight Title

Written on October 11, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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“I can beat this guy in a boxing match. I’ll also tap him out on the ground. This is mixed martial arts. I can do it all.” - Nick Diaz

Nick finally got his revenge after earning a unanimous decision win over KJ . won his eighth consecutive match and retains his welterweight title at : main event.

It is note worth taking, though, that the Cesar Gracie product changed his strategy by coming out orthodox. Diaz also used his reach to keep his opponent at bay. Early in the first round, Diaz rattled Noons with a perfectly timed straight right hand. However, made the score even at the second round and opened a cut over Diaz’s right eye. But in round three, Diaz frustrated his contender with straight punches that causes epistaxis for Noons.

And though KJ Noons were able to land a few shots, Diaz’s heavy blows were too much for him to handle. Diaz stormed with a stout knee and stiff one-two to end round four. He landed more strikes at a higher rate at the fifth round until the final bell rang. Scores were 48-47, 49-47 and 49-46 in favor of . The crowd stood and cheered for the efforts exerted by both fighters.

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