Today, August 20, 2016, UFC will present UFC 202: McGregor vs. Diaz 2, only through pay-per-view. The event will take place in the T-Mobile Arena located in Las Vegas, Nevada. For those who are unable to attend the fight live, it is a pay-per-view costing $50 in standard definition, $10 more for high-definition.
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Fortunately, those who cannot afford the pay-per-view are given some luxuries at a smaller price. First, the early preliminary card can be viewed through the UFC Fight Pass, while the main preliminary card can be viewed through Fox Sports 1. Take note that the UFC 202 main card is when the rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will take place. It is also during the main card fans will get to see Anthony Johnson fight Glover Teixeira in a title eliminator fight for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. This means the winner of the fight will most likely become the number one contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship and will face Daniel Cormier (or whoever the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion is at the time).
Until the event airs, here are some past articles from the Inquisitr that assist in the build-up for this fight.
- Conor McGregor gets his chance at revenge but if he loses to Nate Diaz again, he risks irrelevancy.
- Conor McGregor trashes Nate Diaz on Conan, claims his opponent “won the lotto” making him tap out.
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The results of the main fight card will be shown below as they become available. This is a live-updating article, so for those who are unable to watch the pay-per-view, you can use this article as a means to find out the latest results. The preliminaries are fairly easy to watch — either on UFC Fight Pass or television — and will not be included in the results.
Main Card (Pay-Per-View – 10 p.m./7 p.m. ET/PT)
Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means vs. Sabah “The Problem” Homasi – Means (USA) is 25-7-1. Homasi is 11-5-o. They are fighting in the UFC Welterweight Division.
- RESULTS: Tim Means defeats Sabah Homasi via TKO with punches, 2:56 in the second round.
- SYNOPSIS: This fight is Sabah Homasi’s first in UFC. Ergo, he is going into the fight with a lot of emotion, probably with the belief he can flashy finish Tim Means in the first round. Homasi did come out strong charging Means and even taking him down a couple of times, but his overexertion of energy resulted in Homasi gassing out quickly. Means was able to retaliate with numerous knees and elbows finding the mark. One knee even cut open Homasi. Unfortunately for Means, he wasn’t able to finish the fight in the first round. Second round showed us how bad Homasi was. He was a punching bag literally taking strike after strike to the point his face became ground meat. Eventually, the referee saw enough, stopping the fight in the second round.
“The Ace” Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Mike “Platinum” Perry – Hyun (South Korea) is 13-5-1. Perry (USA) is 6-0-0. They are fighting in the UFC Welterweight Division.
- RESULTS: Mike Perry defeats Hyun Gyu Lim via TKO with punches, 3:38 in the first round.
- SYNOPSIS: This fight did not last long at all. Unlike Sabah Homasi who failed to deliver in his UFC debut, Mike Perry did. The fight started simple with both fighters sizing each other up. The back-and-fourth fight game was done to test each other’s abilities until the third minute when both fighters took more chances. A well-placed punch to Gyu Lim’s face sent him tumbling down to the ground in which Perry followed up with ground and pound in which the referee stopped the fight midway through the first round.
Rick “The Horror” Story vs. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone – Story (USA) is 19-8-0 and ranked No. 9. Cerrone (USA) is 30-7-0, 1NC and ranked No. 14. They are fighting in the UFC Welterweight Division.
- RESULTS: Donald Cerrone defeats Rick Story via TKO with a combination and ground and pound, 2:02 in the second round.
- SYNOPSIS: The good thing about this fight is that both fighters are UFC veterans, compared to the first two fights featuring MMA fighters in their UFC debut. Ergo, both Rick Story and Donald Cerrone paced themselves scoring take downs and strikes. At one time, Story locked in a triangle choke and could have won via submission if clinched well. Going into the second round, fans expected more from the first round. Nobody expected for Cerrone to connect a four-hour combination followed up with ground and pound. The onslaught resulted in Cerrone winning via TKO in the second round.
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira – Johnson (USA) is 21-5-0 and ranked No. 1. Teixeira (Brazil) is 25-4-0 and ranked No. 2. They are fighting in the Light Heavyweight Division in a Title Eliminator fight. Winner will take on Daniel Cormier for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
- RESULTS: Anthony Johnson defeats Glover Teixeira via KO with a punch, 13 seconds into the first round.
- SYNOPSIS: This fight was over very quickly. Both Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira seized each other up but Johnson connected with a right punch (possibly uppercut) which sent Teixeira down. He did some ground and pound but the referee deemed a win for Johnson after he connected with the punch to Teixeira’s face.
Nate Diaz vs. “The Notorious” Conor McGregor – Diaz (USA) is 20-10-0 McGregor (Ireland) is 19-3-0 and is the current UFC Featherweight Champion. They are fighting in the UFC Welterweight Division. This is a rematch from UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz in which Diaz shocked the world by submitting McGregor in the second round.
- RESULTS: Conor McGregor defeats Nate Diaz via Majority Decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47).
- SYNOPSIS: It must be said. The rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor delivered. The first round showed similarities of the first time Diaz and McGregor met with McGregor dominating most of the round with crisp shots. Since he was trained for the fight specifically, McGregor was even able to hold his own in the second round also delivering crisp shots to Diaz’s face. It was in the third round when things started to sway in favor for Diaz as he connected with flurries and assaulted McGregor in the clinch. The fourth and fifth rounds were somewhat favorable for Diaz too, but with exhaustion setting in, the fight slowed down. As for McGregor, he did a great job defending against take downs in which he was only taken down once in the fifth round at the end of the round. We then go to the judges’ cards and surprisingly, McGregor won with the majority. This means that two of the cards were in favor of McGregor but instead of the third card being in favor for Diaz, it was a draw. It has been a long time since a scorecard handed a majority win
With Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz now at one win each, it is only a matter of time until we see McGregor vs. Diaz 3.
[Image via UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 Promotional Poster]