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UFC 129: Nate Diaz Will Stay at Welterweight to Face Rory MacDonald

| January 16, 2011 | Reply
NateDiaz 300x239 UFC 129: Nate Diaz Will Stay at Welterweight to Face Rory MacDonald

Diaz is 8-4 in the UFC

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt under Cesar Gracie, Nate Diaz will be back in action at UFC 129 on April 30th in Toronto, against Canadian Rory MacDonald. The Season five winner of “The Ulitimate Fighter” where he fought as a lightweight, Diaz will make his third official appearance at welterweight.

Diaz (13-6) moved up in weight after losing three of his last four at lightweight, he was 6-3 overall in the 155 division. Since moving up he has fought three times (one at catchweight), winning his first two bouts against Rory Markham and Marcus Davis. In his last bout he faced the Korean born fighter Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 125, where he was out muscled and lost a unanimous decision.

MacDonald (10-1) is coming off a disappointing ending in his fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 115, where he was controlling the fight until Condit stopped him (Via TKO) with just seconds left in the fight. Macdonald also used to fight at lightweight before making the jump to welterweight and is the former KOTC Canadian and World lightweight champion.

The bout was originally reported by and later confirmed by

UFC 129 will be headlined by another welterweight bout between the UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre (21-2) taking on Jake Shields (26-4-1)

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