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Nate came out early pawing his jab to find his range. A jab-cross landed and momentarily dropped Gomi. Big haymaker landed for Gomi to Diaz's ribs that backs the 209 fighter back. Jab-cross again landed for Diaz and Gomi is just looking for the singular knockout punch. Another combination dropped Gomi. Gomi took Nate down but almost immediately fell into a triangle choke and then an armbar. Diaz chained his submissions together and finally forced the Fireball Kid to tap with a straight arm bar. That's BJJ 101.
Nate Diaz makes a great return to the lightweight division with a decisive win over one of the greatest 155 pounders of all time. This win reestablishes him in the division and creates some interesting match ups going forward. Nate Diaz is now 9-5 in the UFC and 14-7 overall. For Gomi, this loss will get added to what is quickly becoming a a tarnished legacy. Years ago, Gomi would have run through Nate Diaz. Tonight, he look uninspired and a shell of his former self. Gomi drops to 1-3 in the UFC and his overall record is now 32-7-1. Kid Nate is running his own analysis of the fight over at MMANation, go see what he had to say about the fight.