Two days until one of the biggest and highly anticipated rematches in the UFC! Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor part two.
Diaz submitted and forced McGregor to tap in the second round at UFC 196 last March. The featherweight champion has done everything so that the same fate he suffered will not happen again.
UFC set the light heavyweights Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira as the co-main event. Their fight is supposed to be the UFC on Fox 20 main event but Johnson pulled out of the card due to personal issues. Both won their last fights. Teixeira knocked out Rashad Evans and called out ‘Rumble’ during his post fight interview. Johnson also had a knockout win over Ryan Bader.
Donald Cerrone takes on Rick Story. It is going to be Cowboy’s second bout at the welterweight since he moved from the lightweight last June.
Sabah Homasi is the replacement of Sean Strickland who suffered a knee injury and will be the one now to face Tim Means.
Neil Magny vs. Lorenz Larkin is headlining the preliminary card. The UFN 85 is still fresh in my mind where Magny hand Lombard his first loss by way of TKO and almost killed him because of the referee’s late stoppage. The army vet gave Lombard, who was no longer answering, over forty punches but the fight just continued into the third round. The opportunity came to Lorenz Larkin to fight a top-10 opponent when Dong Hyun Kim withdrew due to injury.
UFC 202 will be held in T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, August 20. The line up of fighters are as follows:
Welterweight: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Rick Story
Welterweight: Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Mike Perry
Welterweight: Tim Means vs. Sabah Homasi
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Women’s Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Featherweight: Chris Avila vs. Artem Lobov
Strawweight: Randa Markos vs. Cortney Casey
Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Lorenz Larkin
Welterweight: Colby Covington vs. Max Griffin
Welterweight: Ning Guangyou vs. Marlon Vera
Welterweight: Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori