UFC Targeting Jorge Masvidal-Nate Diaz ‘BMF’ Rematch; Date Currently Unclear

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 1, 2020

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A rematch of the “BMF” title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz is currently in the works for a future Ultimate Fighting Championship event.

TMZ Sports initially reported that the matchup would take place on the UFC 256 pay-per-view card on Dec. 12, but ESPN later revealed that a date has not been decided. However, it is unlikely that Masvidal and Diaz would agree to be on the undercard after headlining UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden this past November.

While both Masvidal and Diaz are reportedly interested in the rematch, no agreements have been signed. The contest could potentially headline the UFC’s January pay-per-view, per ESPN.

Masvidal defeated Diaz via doctor stoppage in the UFC 244 main event on Nov. 2. The bout was halted due to a cut on Diaz’s eye, but the Stockton, California, native later questioned whether Masvidal would have had the will to continue through the championship frames.

Masvidal used that victory as part of a breakout 2019 campaign to earn a short-notice title shot against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251, where he dropped a five-round unanimous decision in Abu Dhabi on July 11.

After a three-year hiatus, Diaz returned to the Octagon in 2019, where he defeated Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision at UFC 241 before falling to Masvidal in the aforementioned “BMF” title bout.

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