UFC 196: Nate Diaz And Miesha Tate Shock The MMA World
By FCF Staff
UFC 196 proved to be a night of upsets, as both Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate scored victories over Conor McGregor and Holly Holm respectively.
In the headliner, McGregor punished Diaz with some heavy left hands early on, and left Diaz bloody as round one concluded. In round two, however, Diaz stunned McGregor with a hard left cross, and after the fight spilled to the ground, he quickly secured a fight ending, rear-naked-choke.
After the bout, the normally brash McGregor admitted that he took a chance coming up to 170 pounds to face Diaz.
In the co-headliner, Miesha Tate secured the bantamweight title by choking out Holly Holm in round five. Tate threatened Holm early on in the bout with submission attempts, but the vaunted striker defended, and outscored the challenger over the proceeding rounds. In the final round, however, Tate took Holm to the mat once again and choked the latter out with a rear-naked-choke.
Here are the results for UFC 196, which was hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Nate Diaz def. Conor McGregor via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 4:12
Miesha Tate def. Holly Holm via technical submission (rear-naked-choke) R5, 3:30
Ilir Latifi def. Gian Villante via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Corey Anderson def. Tom Lawlor via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Amanda Nunes def. Valentina Shevchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Siyar Bahadurzada def. Brandon Thatch via submission (arm-triangle-choke) R3, 4:11
Nordine Taleb def. Erick Silva via KO (punches) R2, 1:34
Vitor Miranda def. Marcelo Guimaraes via TKO (punches) R2 1:09,
Darren Elkins def. Chas Skelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, 30-26)
Diego Sanchez def. Jim Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jason Saggo def. Justin Salas via TKO (punches) R1, 4:31
Teruto Ishihara def. Julian Erosa via knockout (punches) R2, 0:34