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UFC 202 results: Conor McGregor defeats Nate Diaz via majority decision in all-time classic

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In the main event of UFC 202 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Conor McGregor would try for a second time to get the best of Nate Diaz. After losing inside two rounds at UFC 196, Conor McGregor hoped to right the ship while Nate Diaz wanted to prove the first win was no fluke.

As it turned out, McGregor would get what he wanted while Diaz would prove he was as good as advertised in one of the best UFC main events of all time.

In the first round, McGregor showed a significantly evolved game plan, battering the lead leg of Diaz over and over. Diaz checked a couple of attempts, but the overwhelming majority landed over and over. Adding to that was a crisp left hand that rocked and dropped Diaz to the canvas. The Stockton native was able to withstand the pressure, but McGregor did a significant amount of damage in the opening frame.

The second round was a tale of two rounds. In the first half, McGregor picked up where he left off. He dropped Diaz with a left hook not once, but twice. The leg kicks also continued. In the second half, however, McGregor’s pace slowed. Diaz, sensing McGregor weakening, picked up the pace and began to land at will. McGregor was clearly hurt and while still on his feet, a visibly lesser fighter than how the round started.

The third defies description. While McGregor never took a massive blow that put him in deep trouble, Diaz continued the drive to tire and put McGregor away. The two would wrestle in the clinch, which seemed to make things worse for McGregor. Towards the end of the frame with his back against the fence, Diaz seemed on the verge of putting McGregor away before ….View full article

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