UFC 241 Video: Watch The Top 5 Finishes Of Nate Diaz's UFC Career

Nate Diaz fights for the first time in nearly three years when he steps into the octagon on Saturday to compete in the co-main event of the UFC 241 pay-per-view card. Diaz, last fought on August 20, 2016, when he dropped a majority decision to Conor McGregor at UFC 202. The matchup was a rematch of their UFC 196 bout, which Diaz won via second-round submission. That win gave Diaz 16 stoppage victories during his 19-11 career, which began in 2004. 

Diaz faces former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 241. The event takes place this Saturday at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The fight is to be contested at the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. 

During his run with the UFC, Diaz has put together a 14-9 record. His first fight with the promotion took place in 2007. In that bout, Diaz scored a submission win over Manny Gamburyan to win season five of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show. Diaz followed that win with three consecutive submission wins. Diaz has 11 stoppage wins under the UFC banner. He looks to increase that number to 12 when he faces Pettis. Of his seven UFC setbacks, Pettis has been stopped three times. Those three defeats account for the ex-champs last three losses. 

Diaz has UFC finishes over McGregor, Gray Maynard, Jim Miller, Takanori Gomi, Marcus Davis, Rory Markham, Melvin Guillard, Kurt Pellegrino, Alvin Robinson, Junior Assuncao and Gamburyan. The UFC awarded Diaz fight-night bonuses in eight of those fights. 

If you’ve been following the career of the Stockton scrapper, you know there are a few wins that will show up on this list. One is Diaz’s triangle choke, to double bird to double bicep pose stoppage of Pellegrino. The other is his rear-naked choke of McGregor in the main event of UFC 196. 

Before Diaz faces Pettis, take a look back at the five best finishes of his UFC career. 

UFC 241 takes place Saturday, August 17 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The pay-per-view card streams on ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET. Prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN following the early prelims which start at 6:30 ET on UFC Fight Pass. 

UFC 241 Pay-Per-View (ESPN+ 10 p.m. ET)

Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 

Anthony Pettis vs. Nate Diaz 

Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa 

Gabriel Benítez vs. Sodiq Yusuff 

Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch

UFC 241 Prelims (ESPN 8 p.m. ET)

Khama Worthy vs. Devonte Smith 

Raphael Assunção vs. Cory Sandhagen 

Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney 

Drakkar Klose vs. Christos Giagos

UFC 241 Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass 6:30 p.m. ET)

Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel 

Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis 

Sabina Mazo vs. Shana Dobson

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