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UFC 202 fight card: Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 full fight preview

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweights (sorta) Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will clash once more TONIGHT (Aug. 20, 2016) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Nate Diaz has certainly had some ups-and-downs in his long UFC career, but he’s undoubtedly on the strongest upswing yet. By smacking Mac down a few months back, Diaz made himself a star, and now he’s looking to prove that he’s the better man once more.

Meanwhile, McGregor may have lost that odd Welterweight bout to a short-notice Diaz, but he’s intent on showing that he’s the superior martial artist. It’s not clear whether or not McGregor has the ability to overcome all that’s stacked against him, but it seems that the Irishman has put it all on the line to find out.

Let’s take a closer look at the keys to victory for both men:

Nate Diaz
Record: 19-10
Key Wins: Conor McGregor (UFC 196), Michael Johnson (UFC on FOX 17), Donald Cerrone (UFC 141), Jim Miller (UFC on FOX 3)
Key Losses: Raphael dos Anjos (UFC on FOX 13), Josh Thomson (UFC on FOX 7), Ben Henderson (UFC on FOX 5)
Keys to Victory: Diaz is a lanky jiu-jitsu specialist and boxer with an unrelenting pace. He never stops attacking and chipping away at his opponents, which has led to 16 victories via finish.

Including his upset victory opposite McGregor last time around.

It’s hard to give Diaz a game plan besides the one he utilized last time. If It worked when he was out of shape and ill-prepared, there’s little reason to change it up against his smaller opponent.

What Diaz did so well in the last bout was to manage to distance and keep McGregor working. From the beginning of the bout, Diaz hung around outside of McGregor’s range, pecking at the Featherweight champion but forcing McGregor to exhaust himself pushing ….View full article

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