After a scintillating UFC 196: “McGregor vs. Diaz” event, MMAmania.com ponders what is next for the main card winners who picked up victories last Saturday night (March 5, 2016) on pay-per-view inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the fight capital of the world last Saturday night (March 5, 2016) for the UFC 196: “McGregor vs. Diaz” pay-per-view event at the MGM Grand, featuring a thrilling Women’s Bantamweight title fight between Miesha Tate and Holly Holm, as well as a special Welterweight affair pitting Nate Diaz against Featherweight kingpin Conor McGregor.
In the main event, Diaz proved to be too much for McGregor, choking out “The Notorious” one in the second round of their “Fight of the Night” contest (highlights here). The win for Diaz could earn him a title shot next, while the loss for McGregor essentially guarantees he will return to Featherweight for the time being.
The co-main event was just as intriguing, as Miesha Tate became the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion by pulling off a come from behind submission victory over Holly Holm with just 90 seconds left in the fifth and final round.
Check out the highlights here.
With that quick recap of last night’s marquee bouts, it’s now time to play matchmaker with our “Next Matches To Make.”
Winner: Nate Diaz
Who Should He Fight Next: Rafael Dos Anjos
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