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UFC News: Nate Diaz decides to fight Anthony Pettis; Here’s why

Nate Diaz is back in action after three years! This is among the most exciting news stories for UFC fans as the popular fighter has agreed to face Anthony Pettis at UFC 241 in Anaheim, California. While many were wondering if we have seen the last of Diaz in the UFC, his sudden return has got the community abuzz.

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Let us take a closer look as to why he chose to return and face Anthony Pettis, as well as what to expect from this match between the two:

Details on Nate Diaz’s Return to the UFC

During an appearance that he made on The Ariel Helwani MMA Show, Diaz commented that he would really like to face Pettis next because of the recent win that he had over Stephen Thompson. Being hailed by some as the best KO win of the year already, it grabbed Diaz’s attention too. He added that Pettis is “one of the best guys in the division” and “the most entertaining fighter” in the UFC.

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Diaz is one of the biggest names in UFC, who was even hinted to face Conor upon his return to the company. However, a match with Pettis is up next.

When is Nate Diaz vs Anthony Pettis?

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The match between Diaz vs Pettis is all set to take place in on the 17th of August. This will take place during UFC 241. Interestingly, this is just one event before UFC 242, where Khabib Nurmagomedov faces off against Dustin Poirier. Stay tuned with us for more details about the match between these two!

Written by Kanishka

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