Preventing celebrity Nate Diaz hasn’t competed contained in the Octagon for over a yr and on Tuesday, he was faraway from the official UFC welterweight rankings. Diaz’s final struggle was on November 2, 2019, when he took on Jorge Masvidal for the “Baddest Motherf*****” belt at UFC 244. Diaz misplaced the struggle by physician’s stoppage.
Final week, Diaz sat at No. 13 on the checklist, nevertheless when the UFC rankings up to date on November 17, he was nowhere to be seen.
One other notable identify that was faraway from the welterweight rankings was former UFC light-weight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Final weekend, “RDA” dropped again all the way down to the division he as soon as dominated, combating Paul Felder in the primary occasion of UFC Vegas 14. He received by way of cut up resolution and is now ranked No. 6 at light-weight.
Diaz and Dos Anjos have been changed by two welterweights, Belal Muhammad, who’s now No. 13, and rising UFC star Khamzat Chimaev, who’s now No. 15.
Muhammad is at the moment on a three-fight win streak and is 7-1 in his final eight bouts with victories over the likes of Lyman Good, Tim Means and Jordan Mein. He’s now linked to a bout with Dhiego Lima that would happen on December 19 at UFC Struggle Night time 185.
Chimaev has the chance to be 2020’s “Fighter of the Yr,” making an enormous splash within the promotion since debuting in July. He has fought 3 times within the UFC, ending all of his opponents in dominant vogue. He final competed in September when he knocked out Gerald Meerschaert in solely 17 seconds. He’s now lined as much as compete towards No. Three ranked welterweight Leon Edwards in the primary occasion of UFC Struggle Night time 185 on December 19.
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The Welterweight Rankings Are Loaded With Huge Names
Right here is the official high 15 of the UFC’s welterweight division:
Champion: Kamaru Usman
1. Colby Covington
2. Gilbert Burns
3. Leon Edwards
4. Jorge Masvidal
5. Stephen Thomspon
6. Tyron Woodley
7. Demian Maia
8. Michael Chiesa
9. Neil Magny
10. Vincente Luque
11. Geoff Neal
12. Anthony Pettis
13. Belal Muhammad
14. Robbie Lawler
15. Khamzat Chimaev
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Diaz Is 3-2 in His Final 5 Bouts, Has Over 30 Skilled Bouts
Diaz is as seasoned of a UFC veteran as they arrive. The fighter from Stockton, California, made his promotional debut again in 2007 after he competed on the fifth season of The Final Fighter. His first official UFC bout was towards Manny Gamburyan to find out the winner of the season. Diaz received the bout by first-round TKO and earned himself a UFC contract.
All in all, Diaz has fought contained in the Octagon 25 occasions, going 15-10. He has knowledgeable MMA file of 20-12 with 5 wins by KO/TKO, 11 by submission and Four by resolution.
Diaz has fought 5 occasions since 2015, defeating Michael Johnson, Conor McGregor and Anthony Pettis, and dropping to Conor McGregor in a rematch and Jorge Masvidal in his final bout.
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