Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor II has been voted the best fight in UFC history.
The MMA promotion carried out a Twitter poll, with the rematch pitting Diaz and McGregor getting the fans nod.
The Greatest UFC fight of all-time - as voted on by YOU!
:trophy: @NateDiaz209 vs @TheNotoriousMMA 2 - UFC 202 - Aug. 20, 2016 :trophy: #UFC25Years pic.twitter.com/vjdEPwJzMY
- UFC (@ufc) April 3, 2018
If you cast your mind back to March of 2016, Diaz replaced an injured Rafael Dos Anjos to fight McGregor on a short notice at UFC 196.
The American produced an epic upset, submitting McGregor in the second round, giving him his first, and only, taste of defeat inside the famed Octagon.
A rematch was immediately ordered.
Diaz and McGregor once again fought at welterweight, with the Irishman redeeming his loss, eking out a majority decision in an instant classic.
Back-and-forth exchanges left fans in awe at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The then-UFC featherweight king repeatedly tagged Diaz, dropping him, who returned fire, landing his own brutal shots including his signature 'Stockton Slap'.
But, McGregor powered through, eventually securing the victory.
A few years removed from their incredible battle, it's now been acknowledged as the best fight inside the storied Octagon.
Diaz vs. McGregor pipped light-heavyweight title bout Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson.
WHO. IS. THE GREATEST?
No. 1-seed Diaz vs McGregor 2
No. 7-seed Jones vs Gustafsson
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- UFC (@ufc) April 1, 2018
The Swedish 'Mauler' gave then-205lbs champion a huge fright.
The challenger successfully landed a surprising takedown, while connecting on Jones' chin.
However, 'Bones' ultimately defended his title after mustering a masterful performance, nearly finishing the fight with a destructive spinning elbow.
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