BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz
Round 1: No touch of gloves in this one. Penn with a left hand. Penn with a hook to the body. They clinch. Diaz presses Penn against the cage. They separate. Penn with a jab. Diaz lands a right hand over the top. Big right hand by Diaz. Penn lands a combination. Penn takes him down and takes Diaz’ back in a scramble. Penn landing right hands to Diaz’ head. Penn now in side control. Penn stands and Diaz works his way back to his feet. Diaz lands knees to Penn’s thigh, pressing Penn agaisnst the cage. The separate and are in the center of the Octagon. Penn lands a left hand. Penn with an uppercut. Diaz lands a right hand. Penn clinches briefly before separating. Diaz with a right hand and Penn counters with a right of his own. Diaz bumps Penn after the bell going back to his corner. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Penn.
Round 2: Left hand by Penn. Hard leg kick by Diaz. Diaz starting to talk and taunt Penn. Diaz presses Penn against the fence and lands several short punches to the body. They separate. Penn goes for a single leg but Diaz defends it. Several body shots landed by Diaz. Diaz landing jabs. Diaz with a hook to the body. Penn with a left hand to the head. Diaz clinches and goes for a takedown. Combination by Diaz. Big combination by Diaz. Diaz picking Penn a part. Penn backing up. Diaz pouring on the punches. Diaz lands an uppercut and a right hook. The round was all Diaz. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.
Round 3: Penn with a punch to the body. Penn looks for a takedown but Diaz defends it. Diaz presses forward with punches. They trade right hands. Diaz with jab after jab. Penn lands a nice right hand. Penn with another right hand. Diaz continues to land jabs. Penn looks to be fading. Diaz with a right hand. Penn moving forward now and landing shots. Right hand by Diaz and he presses Penn against the fence. Final minute and they slug it out. Penn comes to life. Diaz with a left hand. They both throw punches at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.
The judges score the fight 29-28, 29-27, 29-28 for Nick Diaz by unanimous decision.