Report: Nate Diaz Has Agreed to Fight Leon Edwards in Five Round, Co-main Event
By FCF Staff
Diaz hasn’t competed since November, 2019, whe he lost via TKO (due to doctor stoppage) to Jorge Masvidal. Recently ESPN reported that Diaz and Edwards have verbally agreed to fight in the co-main event of UFC 262.
Diaz also recently tweeted out this.
Check me out may 15th I’ll be headlining #ufc262 in Houston Texas I’ll also have the new UFC lightweight title fight on the card I need people to know these guys are they’ve been working very hard and I can’t wait to see who gets my old 👑 I’ll see uguys there 👊🏼
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 31, 2021
The event is scheduled to take place on May 15th in Houston. In addition, the fight would be a five-round bout, marking the first time in UFC history that a non-title, co-main event has that many rounds.
Edwards (18-3, 1 NC) is coming off a no-contest result against Belal Muhammad earlier this month, who was unable to continue after being poked in the eye. Edwards has won eight straight prior to the fight.
Diaz (20-12), meanwhile, is 3-2 in his last five contests.
In the headliner for UFC 262, Charles Oliveira is set to face Michael Chandler for the vacant lightweight title.