LAS VEGAS Lightweight killer Nate Diaz swarmed to the total win involving his career from the Ultimate Fighting Championship by way of landing one particular value soon after another Friday against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone.
Diaz halted Cerrone's chain connected with benefits by nipping their head by using one punch following yet another for you to succeed a unanimous decision in the co-main event connected with UFC 141 inside Las Vegas. Diaz consistently landed jabs, crosses plus straight punches by using hands to help holder up a 258-to-66 advantage within total strikes, reported by statistics from Compustrike.
Cerrone determined some success along with his legs, mainly having strikes for you to Diaz's hip and legs and the irregular conquer towards head. Diaz furthermore struck the particular outdoor patio many times right after Cerrone tripped your ex boyfriend or maybe swept his / her leg. Compustrike found Cerrone clinching 31 of 49 lower calf strikes.
He by no means used into the ground against Diaz, among the more adept grapplers inside easily portable division. Yet Diaz's quantity and 82% impressive reliability were only too much for Cerrone inside stand-up game.
Until Friday, Diaz possessed possibly not beaten a top-10 fighter. The USA TODAY/MMA Nation complete rankings quote Cerrone along with Diaz from Nos. 8 in addition to tough luck intended for lightweights.
A victory to get Cerrone probably have propelled your pet straight into UFC's name conversation. He toted a six-fight receiving ability in to Friday's fight.
It had been the second consecutive success pertaining to Diaz given that coming to the 155-pound department in September.
The build-up for their attack was noticeable by way of platforms connected with animosity, culminating together with Diaz slamming the head wear out of Cerrone's travel for the duration of a new photo-op previous this week. As referee Herb Dean gave the fighters their own final guidelines just before the beginning connected with Friday's bout, Cerrone placed a good obscene touch at Diaz in lieu involving the particular common touch of gloves.
But shook hands along with shared following bout. Diaz with his post-fight interview apologized to the pre-fight antics and waste talking.