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Diaz-Masvidal to headline UFC 244 on Nov. 2
A massive non-title welterweight fight will headline UFC 244 in November when Nate Diaz takes Jorge Masvidal.
MMA Junkie confirmed the matchup between Diaz (20-11 MMA, 15-9 UFC) and Masvidal (34-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC) with UFC officials after Dana White announced the booking to ESPN.com.
UFC 244 takes place Nov. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
Diaz called for the fight against Masvidal after he returned from a three-year layoff to defeat Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 in August. Masvidal said he was down for the fight after he’s riding high on back-to-back knockouts of Darren Till and Ben Askren.
According to the report from ESPN.com, the UFC intends to make a “Baddest Mother(expletive)” belt for the winner of Diaz vs. Masvidal.