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Diego Sanchez is looking for another win over the Diaz brothers
Fresh from his Fight of the Year candidate bout with Gilbert Melendez, Diego Sanchez is again in a mood for another war. This time, he has set his sights on Nate Diaz. Sanchez, who already holds a win over Nate’s big brother, has expressed his desire to face the Stockton slugger via his Twitter account.
“Im thinking maybe nate diaz for the next fight would be an epic 5 rounder.” writes Sanchez on Twitter.
Diaz is already scheduled for a third match with Gray Maynard in the undercard of TUF 18 finale. He defeated Maynard in the semi finals of TUF 5 but the latter avenged his loss with a split decision win in 2010.
Both Maynard and Diaz are coming off knockout losses in their recent bouts. Maynard was stopped by TJ Grant while Diaz suffered his first KO loss at the hands of Josh Thomson. Prior to that, he was outpointed by then-champion Benson Henderson in his bid for the lightweight belt. Meanwhile, Sanchez suffered the only stoppage loss of his career in his lightweight title fight against BJ Penn way back in 2009.
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Jim Miller looks to get back on track versus BJJ black belt Fabricio Camoes in UFC 168
The latest addition to the loaded year-end event of the UFC is a lightweight bout between Jim Miller and Fabricio Camoes. The event takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 28 and will feature the most anticipated rematch of Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.
Both lightweight veterans are looking to return in the winning column. Jim Miller was once included in the mix of the best lightweights in the UFC. He is riding in a 7 fight winning streak before losing to Benson Henderson in August of 2011. He is 2 – 2 with 1 NC after that loss. Miller was submitted by Pat Healy in his latest fight but the decision was later overturned into a No Contest after Healy tested positive in marijuana. That fight earned Miller his 3rd Fight of the Night Award; it is his 2nd consecutive after his unanimous decision win over Joe Lauzon. He has also won the Submission of the Night three times.Read the rest of the article »
Diaz emerges as winner, defeats Jim Miller via submission in Round 2
Nate Diaz earns his biggest win by earning a submission from his opponent, Jim Miller. The fight was deemed as the “best performance of his career”.Read the rest of the article »
The upcoming UFC on FOX event, headlines a lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller.
The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller” event took place this afternoon, at the at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The same venue for tomorrow’s event.Read the rest of the article »
The UFC on FOX 3 event will be headlined by a lightweight bout between Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
UFC has finally released the event card for their upcoming “UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller” event. The bout will headline a lightweight bout between Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller and a welterweight bout between Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendrick for their co-main event.Read the rest of the article »
Rory "The Waterboy" MacDonald prepares for his upcoming bout on August 6 against Mike Pyle.
Rory “The Waterboy” MacDonald was booked for a 170-pound title match against Mike “Quicksand” Pyle on UFC 133: “Evans vs. Davis” event, which will take place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 6, 2011.
“The Waterboy” rebounded from his late-round loss from the hands of Carlos Condit (June 2010) by obtaining an outstanding victory over Nate Diaz during the UFC 129 last April 30 in Toronto. Rory MacDonald harshly finished his opponent using a dirty back.
Rory MacDonald, who just turned 21, already boasts a MMA record of 11-1. He trains under the Tristar promotion and is now in deep preparation for his welterweight bout against the veteran, Mike “Quicksand” Pyle.Read the rest of the article »
Takanori Gomi seems to be aiming for a revenge against Nick Diaz' younger brother - Nate Diaz - at the UFC 135 event this coming September in Denver.
September’s UFC 135 event at Pepsi Center in Denver just got more exciting, as it features the match between former PRIDE champ – Takanori Gomi – and Nick Diaz’s younger brother — Nate Diaz.
This would not be Gomi’s first fight against the family. In Pride 33 last 2007, Takanori Gomi has been finished by Nick Diaz through gogoplata. However, the said match was declared a “no contest” after Nick Diaz’ marijuana tests turned out positive. Regardless of this decision, the former PRIDE champ still has the memory of a loss against the reigning Strikeforce welterweight king.Read the rest of the article »
Spike TV will feature two of UFC 129's preliminary fights as Nate Diaz faces off against Rory MacDonald and Brian Foster meets Sean Pierson. Check out Fighting Insider's UFC 129 preliminary card preview below.
On April 30, 55,000 Canadians will scream and worship their hometown hero, George St-Pierre as he faces Jake Shields at the Rogers Centre in Toronto for UFC 129. And though the GSP vs Shields bout is the main attraction, there will be other opportunities for other bettors to make money.
Let’s take a look at two UFC 129 preliminary bouts that will be featured on Spike TV.Read the rest of the article »
Nate Diaz is having headache because he needs to disclose his criminal record before heading to Canada for UFC 129.
UFC fighter, Nate Diaz, hinted in his Twitter account about his travel issues to Canada for his UFC 129 fight against Rory McDonald. However, his manager – Cesar Gracie – cleared out that the fighter was just venting out frustration at additional paperwork necessary before he can travel to the country.
UFC execs required Nate Diaz to submit a declaration to the Canadian government, disclosing his criminal record and his intent to travel to Canada. The red tape rooted from a 2006 altercation in Reno, Nevada, wherein Nate Diaz got a criminal record for disturbing the peace. But Cesar Gracie pointed out that the additional paperwork was no big deal, and it will just cover the bases of Nate Diaz’s travel issues to Canada.View Article Source »
UFC 125: Resolution features an incredible cast of UFC performers. But before anything else, Fighting Insider pondered on who's arm will be raised on the upcoming UFC 125: Resolution.
Christmas is all over, and year 2010 will end in just a couple of days. Here at Fighting Insider, we know that fans are planning to welcome 2011 with a bang. Audience and viewers will definitely feel the explosion at MGM Grand Garden Arena, as Frankie Edgar brings his Lightweight championship belt on the line. That being said, Fighting Insider will be giving its fearless forecast on the UFC 125 main card.
Clay Guida vs Takanori Gomi
Though Takanori Gomi swings hammers whenever he throws his punches, it is possible that Clay Guida is aware of it. Guida is well-rounded enough to bag a unanimous decision win from this event, depending on the mentality that he’ll bring. But if he’ll strike for whatever reason, Gomi will definitely land something huge on him, and it might result to Technical Knock Out or Knock Out.
Nate Diaz vs Dong Hyun Kim
This fight will focus on how Nate Diaz evolved during his stay under the UFC banner. And despite being a dark horse for the title shot, he will probably land a TKO on round two or three against Don Hyun Kim.
Brandon Vera vs Thiago Silva
It’s been a long and rocky road for Brandon Vera. This time, one more loss and he will have his three-fight losing streak. And it is a general notion that a three-fight losing streak makes a fighter expendable from UFC. Unfortunately, it seems like Thiago Silva is too much for Brandon Vera to take. Simply put, Thiago Silva will win by unanimous decision.
Chris Leben vs Brian Stann
Brian Stann is a step backwards compared to the talent that Chris Leben has been executing lately. However, Stann’s ambidextrous and powerful arms is something for Leben to worry about. That being said, a loss to Stann can be the worst thing that can happen to him, since Anderson Silva pound his face during his UFC debut. But despite all that pressure, The Crippler will probably land a KO in round one.
Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard
This is the most difficult match-up to predict! Frankie Edgar was able to beat BJ Penn twice. And fans know very well that BJ Penn is one tough fighter. On the other hand, Gray Maynard is an unbeaten contender. And taking both matters at hand into consideration, the UFC 125: Resolution is definitely going to be a war. Both fighters will go five rounds, and audience can expect big takedowns, slams and striking at an amazing pace. But if Maynard didn’t show up in a monster form, Edgar’s uncanny cardio can be his best ally and it might help him land a unanimous decision.
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