UFC 202: McGregor Decisions Diaz And Other Main Card Results

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UFC 202 has been an awesome card. Out of the 12 matches including the prelims, only three of them went to the judges including the Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz rematch. Bigger than UFC 200 (for the fans)? You decide.

The main event was a treat as McGregor and Diaz had a dog fight. McGregor was the faster and quicker man early, dropping Diaz with left hands. He did his best work on the outside. One thing that popped out in McGregor?s game plan was the leg kicks. This was reminiscent of how Artem Lobov approached Chris Avila in their fight. Artem and Conor are teammates as Diaz and Avila are. This proved to be significant in the fight as Diaz?s movements and approach were bothered by the damage and just the threat of leg kicks.

As pointed out by the commentators in the fight, McGregor looked as if he gassed himself again when he answered the third round. This is also when Diaz would put it on him, crowding him and landing shots from close range. This is where Diaz had his best moments–ripping shots to the body and head. Elbows were mixed in too.

Diaz?s best moments when he crowded the gassing smaller man.

McGregor seemed to have gotten his wind back in the fourth round as he was hitting Diaz again and again on the outside. The fifth round was one of the strongest rounds for Diaz after he crowds Conor again, landing hard shots and sealing the fight with a takedown late in the round.

Here?s how the judges scored the fight:

The judges had it 47-47, 48-47, 48-47 for McGregor. It was a close and entertaining one and we are likely going to see them square off again. McGregor asked for the third fight to be in the lightweight division now at 155-lbs. Their past two fights were at 170-lbs at welterweight. ?

UFC 202 Main Card Results

Anthony Johnson def. Glover Teixeira via KO (punch) – 0:13 in round 1

Donald Cerrone def. Rick Story via TKO (head kick and punches) – 2:20 in round 2

Mike Perry def. Hyun Gyu Lim via TKO (punches) – 3:38 of round 1

Tim Means def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (punches) – 2:56 of round 2

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