Nate Diaz is one of the most popular fighters in mixed martial arts. His popularity skyrocketed to a new level after becoming the first man to defeat former two-division champion Conor McGregor under the UFC banner when he locked in a second-round submission at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016.
Diaz, the younger brother of former Strikeforce and WEC welterweight champion Nick Diaz, is known for his non-stop, action-packed style.
Throughout his professional mixed martial arts career, Diaz has compiled a record of 19-11. Out of his 19 wins, the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt has secured 12 submissions and 4 knockouts. He has only been finished twice in his pro career — once by TKO and once by submission.
Diaz made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in June 2007 by defeating Manny Gamburyan to win season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter reality series. Throughout his UFC career, Diaz has secured 15 $50,000 fight night bonuses.
While the native of Stockton, California has been in the UFC for 12 years, he has only earned one shot at the lightweight championship. In that bout, Diaz suffered a submission loss to Benson Henderson.
In order to celebrate Diaz’s impressive run in the UFC, they compiled a list of some of his most thrilling and exciting finishes for the promotion.
Here are the top five finishes of Nate Diaz’s UFC career.
Nate Diaz’s Top 5 UFC Finishes
Check out the top five finishes from the memorable career of Nate Diaz.
Up next for Nate Diaz is a meeting with Anthony Pettis in the co-main event of UFC 241 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. It marks Diaz’s first fight in three years after taking a hiatus following his second fight against former two-division champion Conor McGregor. UFC 241 is headlined by a heavyweight championship bout between current titleholder Daniel Cormier and former champ Stipe Miocic. The main card will air on pay-per-view with the preliminary bouts on ESPN+ and ESPN.