So much for waiting for a title shot.
It was made official at today’s UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference: Los Angeles that Dustin Poirier (24-5) will take on the Stockton bad boy Nate Diaz in a three-round bout at November 3’s UFC 230. Poirier is riding an impressive four-fight win streak, most recently taking former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
Nate Diaz (19-11) hasn’t competed in MMA since August of 2016. On that night Conor McGregor narrowly edged out Diaz evening the rivalry and setting the stage for a much-anticipated rubber match. But first, the Stockton native most face off against one of the lightweights fastest rising stars in Poirier.
UFC 230 is coming together nicely, here is a rundown of the card so far.
Ronaldo Souza vs. Dave Branch
Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
Lyman Good vs. Sultan Aliev