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McGregor-Diaz rematch announced for UFC 202

  • McGregor-Diaz rematch announced for UFC 202

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz applies a choke hold to win by submission against Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

The UFC announced the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will take place Aug. 20 at UFC 202.

Diaz defeated McGregor in a spectacular upset during UFC 196, after being provoked in ruthless fashion before the bout.

McGregor was supposed to fight Rafael Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight Championship. However, Dos Anjos pulled out due to a broken foot and McGregor agreed to move up another weight class in order to take on Diaz.

Diaz and McGregor were slated to fight at UFC 200, but the UFC Featherweight champion balked at participating in promotional events leading up to the fight.

McGregor will enter the contest with a 19-3 record, while Diaz stands at 19-10.

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