Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal: Full fight recap with highlights and interviews

Cole Henry MMATorch Live event reporter

Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal
Nov 2, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Jorge Masvidal (red gloves) fights Nate Diaz (blue gloves) during UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal 


Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal: Full fight recap

Favorite: Masvidal -160

Round 1: Diaz opens up with a heavy 1-2! Masvidal clinches and puts Diaz against the fence. Masvidal connects with a big elbow! Diaz is hurt! Masvidal connects with a high-kick and Diaz is down! Masvidal is landing shots from the top. Diaz is struggling to get to his feet. The ref stands the fighters up and we are back in the center. Diaz grabs a leg, he’s looking for a takedown. Masvidal connects with an elbow as they separate. Diaz connects with a pair of wide hooks! Diaz lands again, this time with a shot to the body and a straight right hand as the round ends! Great round. Masvidal did more damage and nearly earned a finish. Diaz appears to be back in the fight, though he likely lost round one. (10-9 Masvidal)

Round 2: Masvidal connects with a kick to the body to break the ice. Nate Diaz lands to the body, but Masvidal returns a quick right hand to the head. Diaz backs Masvidal up with a 1-2, but Masvidal returns fire with a right hand. Diaz drops to his back, but Masvidal beckons him back to his feet. Masvidal connects with a huge right hook, but Diaz doesn’t even flinch… Masvidal is controlling the action against the fence, he connects with a knee to the midsection and two crisp left hooks. Diaz backs away, Masvidal charges forward and connects with several solid knees. Masvidal secures a body lock and takes Diaz down, with just under one minute left in the round. Masvidal takes the back, with no hooks, just a body lock. Diaz is standing, and he rolls onto his back, but Masvidal follows him. Diaz is looking for a heel-hook but Masvidal scrambles out of it as the round ends. (10-9 Masvidal)

Round 3: Diaz attacks the body, backing Masvidal up with several good shots. Masvidal connects with a straight right hand, it had quite a bit of heat on it. He follows it up with a kick to the midsection. Masvidal lands another big left hand… this is turning it a one-sided fight very quickly. Masvidal lands again, this time with a jab. Diaz returns fire with several well placed straight punches. Masvidal connects with a big right hook… Nate is an absolute mess here. Diaz secures underhooks, he’s looking for a takedown but Masvidal is not giving anything up. Diaz attempts a trip, but Masvidal keeps his balance. Nate rolls for a leg, but Masvidal rolls with him and takes top control. (10-9 Masvidal)

They’ve stopped the fight before round 4… The doctor has decided that Nate Diaz has cuts that will prevent him from continuing. Interesting way for the BMF bout to come to a close…

Result: Jorge Masvidal def. Nate Diaz via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Round 3, 5:00

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