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Nate Diaz

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21-13-0 (W-L-D)

5

Wins by Knockout

12

Wins by Submission

4

Wins by Decision

Nate Diaz

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Learn more about Nate Diaz's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Stockton, United States
Trains at
Gracie Fighter / Nick Diaz Academy - Lodi, CA
Fighting style
Striker
Age
36
Height
73.00
Weight
170.00
Octagon Debut
Jun. 23, 2007
Reach
76.00
Leg reach
38.00

Fighter Facts

  • Had eight fights at lightweight (5-3) after 2-3 stint at 170 pounds
     
  • Has had five consecutive fights at 170 pounds (Masvidal, McGregor I & II, Pettis, Edwards)
     
  • 12 wins by submission (5 guillotine, armbar, 4 triangle, keylock, RNC), 5 by KO
     
  • Finished all four of his TUF5 fights.
     
  • Fight with Masvidal was for the BMF title
     
  • Made pro debut at 19.
     
  • Eight first round finishes
     
  • Tied with Joe Lauzon for third most post-fight bonuses in UFC history - 15

 

UFC History 

UFC 263 (6/12/21) Diaz lost a five round (non-main event, non-title bout) unanimous decision to Leon Edwards 
UFC 244 (11/2/19) Diaz lost via TKO (doctor stoppage) to Jorge Masvidal at 5:00 of the third round
UFC 241 (8/17/19) Diaz won a three round unanimous decision over Anthony Pettis
UFC 202 (8/20/16) Diaz lost a five round majority decision to Conor McGregor
UFC 196 (3/5/16) Diaz submitted Conor McGregor via rear naked choke at 4:12 of the second round
UFC on FOX (12/19/15) Diaz won a three round unanimous decision over Michael Johnson
UFC on FOX (12/13/14) Diaz lost a three round unanimous decision to Rafael dos Anjos
TUF 18 Finale (11/30/13) Diaz stopped Gray Maynard via strikes at 2:38 of the first round
UFC on FOX (4/20/13) Diaz was stopped by Josh Thomson via strikes at 3:44 of the second round
UFC on FOX (12/8/12) Diaz lost a five round unanimous decision to Benson Henderson in a UFC lightweight title fight
UFC on FOX (5/5/12) Diaz submitted Jim Miller via guillotine choke at 4:09 of the second round
UFC 141 (12/30/11) Diaz won a three round unanimous decision over Donald Cerrone
UFC 135 (9/24/11) Diaz submitted Takanori Gomi via armbar at 4:27 of the first round
UFC 129 (4/30/11) Diaz lost a three round unanimous decision to Rory MacDonald
UFC 125 (1/1/11) Diaz lost a three round unanimous decision to Dong Hyun Kim
UFC 118 (8/28/10) Diaz submitted Marcus Davis via guillotine choke at 4:02 of the third round.
UFC 111 (3/27/10) Diaz stopped Rory Markham via strikes at 2:47 of the first round.
UFC Fight Night (1/11/10) Diaz lost a three round split decision to Gray Maynard
UFC Fight Night (9/16/09) Diaz submitted Melvin Guillard via guillotine choke at 2:13 of the second round.
TUF9 Finale (6/20/09) Diaz lost a three round unanimous decision to Joe Stevenson.
UFC 94 (1/31/09) Diaz lost a three round split decision to Clay Guida.
UFC Fight Night (9/17/08) Diaz scored a three round split decision win over Josh Neer.
UFC Fight Night (4/2/08) Diaz submitted Kurt Pellegrino via triangle choke at 3:06 of the second round.
UFC Fight Night (1/23/08) Diaz submitted Alvin Robinson with a triangle choke at 3:39 of the first round.
UFC Fight Night (9/19/07) Diaz submitted Junior Assuncao with a guillotine choke at 4:10 of the first round.
TUF Finale (6/23/07) Diaz won the TUF5 title with a second round (0:20) submission due to injury over Manny Gamburyan.

TUF 5
In the semifinals, Diaz submitted Gray Maynard in round two.
In the quarterfinals, Diaz submitted Corey Hill in the first round with a triangle choke.
On episode three, Diaz submitted Rob Emerson in the second round with a rear naked choke

Q&A 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training when I was younger just because I didn’t have much else to do, and that’s what my brother (Nick Diaz) did.  I just went to the gym with him, he started fighting in the UFC, and I wanted to help him win fights so I did everything I could. I put on the gloves and sparred with him, and before I knew it I was getting a fight of my own.
What ranks and titles have you held? Black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner
Do you have any heroes? Nick Diaz, Cesar Gracie, the entire Gracie family, and all my training partners on the Cesar Gracie Fight Team
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I think it’s cool.  It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to fight in a big show.
What was your job before you started fighting? High school student