UFC 202: On This Day Conor McGregor Got His Revenge

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At UFC 202 in 2016, Conor McGregor got a little bit of revenge on rival Nate Diaz. After losing to Diaz earlier in the year, McGregor scored a decision victory in the rematch on August 20 in front of over 15,000 people inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

UFC 202: Conor McGregor Tops Nate Diaz In Rematch

It didn’t end quickly this time, as the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz came down to the last final second.

In the end at UFC 202, it was McGregor earning a majority decision to score the win as 15,539 fans watched on from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

As is the case with McGregor, the card was a hit, drawing a total gate of over $7.7 million with 1.65 million pay-per-view buys.

The fight had been delayed after a disagreement between McGregor and the UFC due to the media schedule came up. That fight was originally scheduled for UFC 200.

“Rumble” Scores Highlight-Reel Knockout

Anthony Johnson made his claim to fighting for the light heavyweight title in the co-main event that night.

“Rumble” knocked out future champion Glover Teixeira in just 13 seconds, earning a “Performance of the Night” bonus in the process. His night bout, though, would not go as well, as Daniel Cormier stopped him at UFC 210 the following year to win the belt.

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Donald Cerrone, another bonus winner, earned a head-kick finish vs. Rick Story as part of a welterweight run on the card.

Mike Perry and Tim Means also scored finishes on the main card in welterweight fights. Perry finished Lim Hyun-gyu in the first and Means stopped Sabah Homasi in the second.

Future Champs, Contenders On The Prelims

Cody Garbrandt highlighted the Fox Sports 1 prelims, earning a 48-second finish over Takeya Mizugaki. The win served as a stepping stone to becoming champion, as Garbrandt won the belt to close out the year vs. Dominick Cruz.

Raquel Pennington, who would challenge for UFC gold, downed Elizabeth Phillips by decision, while McGregor’s friend and training partner, Artem Lobov, topped Chris Avila, a member of Team Diaz.

In the second fight of the night, Colby Covington finished Max Griffin. Covington would later hold the interim welterweight title.

Cortney Casey, Lorenz Larkin and former title contender Marvin Vettori all claimed wins. Vettori opened the action with a first round submission.

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