The UFC 202 fight card is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated cards in the history of the MMA promotion. It will be headlined by the intriguing rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor. The last time the two met, they left questions more than answers. Both men took the fight in short notice without much specific preparation for each other.
Diaz won the welterweight contest in the second round via rear-naked choke after rocking McGregor on the feet. The fight was not one-sided at all as McGregor bloodied up Diaz in the first round and early in the second. He looked to gas out as he failed to stop the bigger man with his strikes. That could be the case or just an alibi. On August 20, 2016, we will find out as the two game fighters face each other again. Many experts think Diaz will get another W.
To get us all hyped up again for this anticipated bout, the UFC figured a new promo would do it; and it does.
The UFC 202 fight card looks stacked as it features top level fighters in great stylistic matchups. The co-headliner features a light heavyweight bout between former title-challengers Anthony Johnson and Glover Texeira. This has knockout written all over it. Many would be shocked if it would go the distance. Another feature in the main card would be Rick Story against Donald ?Cowboy? Cerrone in a welterweight bout. This too has fireworks written all over it.
The UFC 202 fight card is still taking shape but the PPV Main Card would likely have these five matches and in that order. We will update the rest of the fight when it is finally settled. For the most recent news on the fight card, check the official UFC website.
UFC 202 Fight Card 10 P.M. ET / 7 P.M. PT – Main Card (Tentative)
- Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Welterweight
- Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Texeira Light Heavyweight
- Rick Story vs. Donald Cerrone Welterweight
- Tim Means vs. Sean Strickland Welterweight
- Cody Garbrandt vs. Takeya Mizugaki Bantamweight
Possible New Addition: Tyron Woodley to defend again?
Tyron Woodley snatched the Welterweight Championship belt from Robbie Lawler just several days ago. Stephen ?Wonderboy? Thompson seemed to have been the next person in line for the title shot but Woodley had other plans. After that spectacular performance, Woodley called out two future hall of famers: Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz. He also wanted it to be on UFC 202–a quick return for the newly minted champ.
Nick Diaz who just came out of suspension recently is interested in fighting Woodley if the price is right as reported by Fox Sports and TMZ. GSP has also been reported to be interested in fighting Woodley. MMAFighting contacted the former welterweight champ via text messages twice and he replied ?yes? twice.
Are we getting another Woodley fight for UFC 202? Would it be against PPV sensation Georges St-Pierre? If it would be with Nick Diaz, both Diaz brothers would be on the card. That would also mean a financial windfall for the organization, Woodley, Diaz brothers and other fighters with PPV shares.
Stay tuned for more UFC 202 fight card updates.