Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
It’s official. Although rumors have been circulating for weeks, the official announcement that Conor McGregor will indeed face Nate Diaz for the second time on July 9th at UFC 200 was handed down during Wednesday night’s broadcast of UFC Tonight.
Nate had previously mentioned to the press that he wanted to fight at 155 this time, so McGregor wouldn’t have any excuse if he lost again, but the rematch will be held at the 170 pound catchweight.
In addition, Frankie Edgar will face Jose Aldo for the second time on the same card—who will fight for an interim featherweight belt, since it’s clear Conor is not interested in defending the title any time soon.
These bouts will add to the already star-studded event, which features Cain Velasquez vs. Travis Browne, Gegard Mousasi vs. Derek Brunson, Johny Hendricks vs. Kevin Gastelum, and Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez.
You can expect Ronda Rousey to show up on the list of names on that card at some point as well, as the UFC attempts to have one its biggest pay-per-views yet.
Check out these related stories:
Diaz vs McGregor 2 Further Obscures the Featherweight Division
Frankie Edgar Is Likely to Be Overlooked for McGregor Shot Again