Round 1 – Maynard walks forward, changing levels. He tries to press in, but Diaz backs away and uses range to keep his opponent away. Maynard rushes forward and scores a takedown. He presses down and tries to set up and arm-triangle. Diaz pulls free and scrambles up, but Maynard elevates him and slams him to the floor. Still, Diaz pops right back to his feet. Diaz gets busy with his hands. A stiff left scores, and Maynard staggers. Diaz sees it, and he turns up the volume. Maynard in trouble, and Diaz unleashes against the cage. Referee Yves Lavigne giving Maynard every chance to recover. He won’t. Diaz starts to taunt as he throws, but he keeps landing flush, and Lavigne has to step in. Maynard staggers to the floor when it’s called. Brutal work from Diaz, and that fight honestly probably went too long. via mmajunkie.com
Result: Nate Diaz def. Gray Maynard via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:38
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