UFC 135 Results: Nate Diaz finishes Takanori Gomi in Round 1Posted on September 24, 2011, 08:34 PM by Anton Gurevich
Diaz controlled the action from the very first seconds of the fight, punishing Gomi with razor-sharp jabs. The Fireball Kid tried to respond with a wild overhand right, but got punished by Diaz each and every time. Nate Diaz continued to drop bombs on Takanori Gomi, who I have to admit showed an amazing survival skills in this fight, looked like he's simply not ready for that kind of fight inside the Octagon.
Finally, Takanori Gomi somehow got Nate Diaz on the ground, trying to execute some ground and pound from the top. However, the Cesar Gracie product had plans of his own, unleashing armbar and triangle choke attempts. Gomi tried to find a way out with a slam, but was forced to tap out after getting his arm stretched in a vicious armbar.
In the end, Nate Diaz recovers from two back-to-back losses, now looking fresh as one of the potential "in the mix" fighters in the UFC Lightweight division.