More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016) when UFC 202: “McGregor vs. Diaz 2” storms T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC 202 “Prelims” party with the second (and final) installment of a two-part undercard preview series.
One more chance to make Uncle Dana happy.
Conor McGregor returns to action this Saturday evening (Aug. 20, 2016), hunting for redemption against rival Nate Diaz in the Welterweight main event at UFC 202, which takes place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Glover Teixeira and Anthony Johnson will help the pay-per-view (PPV) co-feature attraction, while and Donald Cerrone takes on Rick Story in a tremendous 170-pound showdown.
It’s a quality show, but how’s the FOX Sports 1 lead-in? Let’s find out below (see the Fight Pass portion here):
135 lbs.: Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Three UFC wins — two of them by knockout — set up Team Alpha Male’s Cody Garbrandt (9-0) for a blockbuster showdown with fellow top prospect Thomas Almeida in May. “No Love” made the most of his main event appearance with a brutal first-round stoppage of the Muay Thai menace.
Eight of his nine career wins have come by knockout.
Three years of alternating wins and losses came to an end in dramatic fashion when Takeya Mizugaki (21-9-2) rattled off five straight wins from 2012 to 2014. Dominick Cruz and Aljamain Sterling handed him the first consecutive loses of his ZUFFA career afterward, although he did manage to stave off the dreaded three-fight losing streak with a decision over George Roop in Sept. 2015.
He is seven years older than his favored opponent.
I honestly think Garbrandt is going to have more trouble with Mizugaki than one might think. The Japanese veteran has stood up to bombs from ….View full article
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