Nate Diaz Returns for Welterweight Fight with Matt Brown

April 8, 2015

For everyone wondering if and when they might see Nate Diaz fight again, the waiting is over.

Diaz will return to the Octagon and to the 170-pound division at UFC 189, where he will face Matt Brown. The fight was reported on Wednesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight.

Nate-Diaz-003-UFC-125-750Diaz (17-10) last saw action at UFC on FOX 13 in December, when he lost a unanimous decision to now UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Prior to that fight, Diaz had been out of the cage for more than a year on a self-imposed exile.

He last fought at welterweight in a losing effort against current No. 1 contender Rory MacDonald at UFC 129 in 2011.

Brown (19-13) is fresh off of a loss to former welterweight titleholder Johny Hendricks at UFC 185 in March, which followed a loss to current champion Robbie Lawler.

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UFC 189 has shaped up to be a stacked card, headlined by Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor for the featherweight championship and Lawler putting his belt on the line against Rory MacDonald., on July 11 in Las Vegas.

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