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Rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor set for UFC 202
It’s been scheduled, cancelled, talked about endlessly and now it’s done. The rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor is officially set for UFC 202.
The UFC announced the match-up during the pay-per-view broadcast for UFC 199. The event will take place August 20 from a venue to be determined. The main card will air on pay-per-view.
Diaz (19-10 MMA, 14-8 UFC) stepped up to face McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) on short notice at UFC 196, stepping in for injured lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos. The bout took place at welterweight, but McGregor remained a solid favorite as the men made their way to the cage. Diaz survived a rocky first round to stun McGregor on the feet before taking the fight to the floor and finishing with a second-round rear-naked choke.
The two were then set to rematch at UFC 200, but a dispute between McGregor and the UFC over fight promotion led to the bout being cancelled amid tweets from the featherweight champ suggesting retirement.