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Matt Brown vs. Nate Diaz no longer happening!‏

Matt Brown vs. Nate Diaz no longer happening!‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

 

Last week we reported that a welterweight bout featuring Matt Brown taking on Nate Diaz had been added to July’s stacked UFC 189 card in Las Vegas.

UFC officials confirmed the news and even posted the fight to their home web page.

However, Nate Diaz quickly took to twitter to announce that he hadn’t signed a contract to fight Brown and was actually going to fight Anthony Pettis:

 “Nah, I’m fighting Pettis!” Diaz wrote on his official twitter account.

Diaz has been known to joke about potential fights and contract signings, so at first we thought he was just ‘being Nate’.

However, last night Matt Brown took to his twitter and announced that the proposed contest is officially off:

Fight against @NateDiaz209 isn’t happening. I’ll update you guys soon as I get the word on opponent/date/ thanks for the support as always!”

Brown added:

“By the way I like watching Diaz fight lw’s I wish him the best of luck in the future and I’ll be watching every time he fights.”

Stay tuned to Kalapakijoes.com to see who these fan favorites end up fighting next!

Nate Diaz returns to welterweight, meets Matt Brown at UFC 189‏

Nate Diaz returns to welterweight, meets Matt Brown at UFC 189‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Nate Diaz is returning to the UFC’s welterweight division!

The Stockton slugger will meet Matt Brown at July’s stacked UFC 189 event in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ariel Helwani was first to report the news on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1.

Nate Diaz (17-10 MMA) is coming off a lop-sided loss which he suffered to current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at December’s UFC on FOX 13 event. Prior to the setback, Diaz was coming off a first-round TKO victory over Gray Maynard which earned him “knockout of the night” honors at the TUF 18 Finale.

Meanwhile, Matt Brown (19-13 MMA) will be looking to halt a two-fight losing skid when he meets Diaz in Sin City. “The Immortal” has suffered back-to-back decision losses to Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks in his most recent octagon appearances. Prior to the setbacks, Brown had compiled an impressive seven-fight win streak in the UFC’s tough welterweight division.

UFC 189 takes place July 11 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following the prelims which air on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

UFC 189 is headlined by a featherweight title fight featuring current champion Jose Aldo taking on top contender Conor McGregor.

Who do you have winning this welterweight fight?

Dana White names Rafael Dos Anjos #1 contender at lightweight

Dana White names Rafael Dos Anjos #1 contender at lightweight

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Following an impressive performance by Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event at UFC on FOX 13 against Nate Diaz, UFC President Dana White announced that “RDA” would be the next person to challenge Anthony Pettis for the lightweight belt.

Rafael dominated Diaz for all 3 rounds on Saturday night, battering the Stockton Slugger with brutal leg kicks and some solid ground and pound.

The victory extended dos Anjos’ win streak to three, as he had previously scored TKO wins over both Benson Henderson and Jason High respectively.

No date has been set for the “RDA” vs. “Showtime” title fight.

Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your UFC News!

 

Nate Diaz returns, meets Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13

Nate Diaz returns, meets Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this December!

UFC officials announced today that the Stockton slugger will square off with perennial contender Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13.

Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will fight for the first time since November of 2013, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former title challenger Gray “The Bully” Maynard. That win snapped a 2-fight losing skid for Diaz, as he had previously lost bouts to Josh Thomson and Benson Henderson respectively.

Meanwhile, Rafael Dos Anjos (22-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) is coming off the biggest win of his UFC career, this after scoring a knockout victory over former lightweight champion Benson Henderson at August’s UFC Fight Night event in Oklahoma. Dos Anjos has now won 7 of his past 8 octagon bouts, with his lone loss in that time coming to Khabib Nurmagomedov via decision.

UFC on FOX 13 goes down December 13 live from the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The event is headlined by a heavyweight fight featuring former champ Junior dos Santos taking on the hard hitting Stipe Miocic.

Be sure to catch the UFC on FOX 13 event live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations this December!