Nick Diaz and John Alessio will return to action on August 12th in Stockton, California, as the two UFC veterans will square off at the Warrior’s Cup event in Diaz’ hometown.
Diaz is coming off of a three-fight skid in the UFC, where he lost three unanimous decisions in a row to Diego Sanchez, Joe Riggs, and Sean Sherk.
After starting his MMA career with a record of 11-3 and being regarded as a top contender to Matt Hughes’ Welterweight Title, Diaz has been involved in some heady situations both in and out of the cage, and he will be looking to turn things around against longtime veteran Alessio.
Alessio, with an overall record of 16-8, is also making an attempt to get his career righted, as he also lost a unanimous decision to Diego Sanchez. The loss came at UFC 60, so Alessio will be attempting to use Diaz as a stepping stone to get back into contention in a very robust welterweight division.