UFC sets Diaz-McGregor rematch for Aug. 20 show in Las Vegas | Inquirer Sports

UFC sets Diaz-McGregor rematch for Aug. 20 show in Las Vegas

/ 11:26 AM June 05, 2016
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 file photo, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor smiles during open workouts for UFC 196 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. McGregor says his dispute with UFC became a "publicized civil war" once he refused to participate in promotion for a fight against Nate Diaz, and the wildly-popular fighter took his unhappiness to social media. McGregor said he remained "committed to the fight game" and met with UFC officials recently in California to smooth out the relationship. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

In this Wednesday, March 2, 2016 file photo, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor smiles during open workouts for UFC 196 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. McGregor says his dispute with UFC became a “publicized civil war” once he refused to participate in promotion for a fight against Nate Diaz, and the wildly-popular fighter took his unhappiness to social media. McGregor said he remained “committed to the fight game” and met with UFC officials recently in California to smooth out the relationship. STEVE MARCUS / LAS VEGAS SUN / AP 

INGLEWOOD, California, United States — Conor McGregor will get his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas on Aug. 20.

The mixed martial arts promotion officially announced the matchup during the pay-per-view UFC 199 show at the Forum on Saturday night.

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Diaz posted one of the biggest upsets in recent UFC history when he beat McGregor by submission in the second round at UFC 196 in March. Diaz (19-10) won the welterweight bout and ended the 15-fight winning streak of McGregor (19-3), the UFC featherweight champion fighting 25 pounds above his usual weight.

The fighters and the UFC have sparred over the terms of the rematch. The UFC initially scheduled it for the historic UFC 200 card in Las Vegas next month, but scrapped it in a dispute with the Irish superstar.

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