Robbie Lawler vs Nick Diaz 2 will be a five-round featured bout at UFC 266 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The former Strikeforce welterweight champion will finally make his UFC return after years of speculations and rumors against arch-nemesis Robbie Lawler in a rematch after 17 years since the first fight.
Fight fans have waited a really long time to watch Stockton’s very own Nick Diaz back inside the Octagon. After more than 6 years away from the cage, Diaz finally makes an appearance against former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a rematch to one of the most entertaining and exciting fights the world of mixed martial arts has ever witnessed.
Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz shared the Octagon back in April of 2004 at UFC 47: Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz. It was the first instance where the world of mixed martial arts took notice of Nick Diaz going against a very dangerous and ferocious Robbie Lawler.
Who won the first fight between Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler?
Nick Diaz secured a second-round KO win over a very dangerous Robbie Lawler in what was an all-out war between both the welterweight contenders. Robbie Lawler has everybody’s attention going into the fight, with Nick Diaz coming into the fight on the back of a submission win over Jeremy Jackson. Meanwhile, Lawler was a force to be reckoned with, as the young fighter was regarded as the future of mixed martial arts.
While Nick Diaz was not a new name, Lawler certainly had the upper edge in terms of experiences and popularity. However, when everything was said and done, it was the trash-talking Nick Diaz who came on top, taking a mental edge over Lawler and aggravating him to a point that he went all guns blazing at the Stockton Slugger on various occasions.
Needless to say, he paid the price for it as a brutal left hook sent down Lawler, marking the first stoppage loss of his MMA career. It was the first time that the world of mixed martial arts saw the trash-talking Nick Diaz, with commentators surprised at the approach of the Stockton Slugger inside the Octagon against a very ferocious and dangerous Robbie Lawler.
On September 25, both the welterweight contenders will share the Octagon once again after 17 years. Needless to say, fight fans are excited and expect fireworks and trash-talk to once again follow as both the fighters meet again after 17 years in the rematch at UFC 266.