Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz (19-10 MMA) shocked the MMA world this evening by scoring a submission victory over current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (19-3 MMA) in the main event of UFC 196.
Round one begins and Conor opens with a right that misses. Diaz with a counter left. Big right from McGregor. Diaz gets a hold of him and presses him against the fence. Conor with a good left over the top. Diaz with a jab. Conor responds with a leg kick. Diaz pumping the jab. Another leg kick and then a left from McGregor. Conor with a big left that misses. Diaz with a shot to the body and then a slap. Nice counter right from Diaz. Good left from Conor, Diaz responds with a right. Conor with a wheel kick that misses. Nate with a left hand. Conor connects with a left of his own. Good jab from Nate. Conor is walking forward. Nate lands two good right hands. Diaz is bleeding by his right eye. Good jabs from Nate. Conor with a big left. Nate with a good counter shot. Diaz with a takedown. Conor is able to turn over and take top position. Nate is searching for a limb. Round one comes to an end.
Round two begins and Conor opens with a spinning back kick. Nate with a jab and then a slap. McGregor is pressing forward. He misses with a high kick. Good left from Conor and another. He’s beating Nate to the punch. Diaz gets a hold of him and presses him against the fence. Good jab from Diaz. Nate gets rocked by a left. He’s bleeding badly. Nate with two good jabs. Conor is landing big shots. Nate responds with a big shot. He’s landing punches. Conor is hurt. Diaz has him pressed against the fence. Big shots from Diaz. Conor fires back, Nate with more shots. Conor tries a takedown. Diaz locks in a guillotine choke. Diaz moves to mount. Conor gives him his back. Diaz sinks in the rear-naked choke. It’s over!
Nate Diaz submits Conor McGregor (rear-naked choke) in round 2