TUF 18 Finale: Maynard VS. Diaz Preview

TUF 18 Finale: Maynard VS. Diaz Preview


November 30th is only five short days away and when Saturday night falls, two of the UFC’s most entertaining lightweights, Nat Diaz and Gray Maynard, will take to the Octagon looking to settle their trilogy match, at this season’s “The Ultimate Fighter” 18 finale.

As fans know the pair faced off on the Ultimate Fighter 5, with Nate getting the better of Maynard by way of triangle choke submission. The two later re-matched at UFC Fight Night 20 in January of 2010 and on that night, Maynard walked away with a split decision. Saturday night’s match in Las Vegas will tell fans which of these two fighters is the better man.

The book on their match is that it’s probably a toss-up, as to who might win. Both fighters have grown over the years and both can stop their opponents. Fans certainly know this of both fighters going in and that’s their both tough, gritty, skilled, have chins and cardio, and come to fight every time. Neither of these two guys is going to run away from the other and it’s more likely that they’ll do what they did in their last match, which was stand in the middle of the ring and wage war on one another. On that note, if you missed their last fight was great and worth finding on line if you can. It was a great bout and hopefully the UFC will release it this week, ahead of the fight.

All things considered, this will be a great fight and a solid top of the card match for the TUF finale.

Here’s the preview for the fight:

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    I See Maynard getting the job done.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      Maybe,I dont know Enjoy, Diaz out stuck him bigtime in the last fight. Maynard has been ko'd 2 times since their last fight. Maybe if Maynard wrestle humps him to death lol

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      Hmmm…I don't know, I think I'm with Stewie on this one, Nate's technique is really good and he's got a chin and the cardio, he can also take the fight on the ground.

      I think if Gray is to win this fight, he has to turn it into a brawl. That said, I think he has enough power to put Nate down, but it's going to have to be a good clean shot.

      Then again, I think Elvis is dead, so what do I know?

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

        I swear I saw a guy that looked like Elvis the other day. 8P