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Nate Diaz is set to return to the UFC at the stacked UFC 241 card.
Stockton's favourite son has been out of action for some time now. His last fight was way back at UFC 202 when he faced Conor McGregor in a rematch.
But Diaz will continue his MMA career after verbally agreeing to fight Anthony Pettis at the stacked UFC 241 on August 17.
According to ESPN, UFC are finalising a welterweight bout between Diaz and Pettis for the promotion's Anaheim card.
Diaz vs Pettis co main event August 17th at 170lbs. in Anaheim pic.twitter.com/xZlPJwjy5e
- Dana White (@danawhite) May 12, 2019
UFC is finalizing a welterweight fight between Nate Diaz and Anthony Pettis for August in Anaheim, sources tell myself and @arielhelwani. ESPN story coming shortly. pic.twitter.com/D3On78dggG
- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 12, 2019
Pettis made a sensational welterweight debut in March. After campaigning at lightweight, the ex-UFC and WEC champion moved up in weight and fought former title challenger Stephen Thompson.
He viciously knocked out 'Wonderboy' with an outrageous superman-punch KO.
SUPERMAN PUNCH! :flushed:
One of the most spectacular KOs you will see :punch:
There's a reason he's called "Showtime" Pettis!#UFCNashville pic.twitter.com/RbbgD6c1lE
- Watch UFC 237 live on BT Sport (@btsportufc) March 24, 2019
The winner of Diaz and Pettis could produce the next contender for the 170lbs title.
Meanwhile, UFC 241 is shaping up very nicely.
A heavyweight championship tilt between Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic will headline the event. They have previous. Cormier dethroned Miocic at UFC 226 to become a two-weight UFC champion.
There's also an intriguing middleweight contest in the shape of Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa.
Romero will fight for the first time since losing a world title fight to Robert Whittaker, while Costa will be looking to make it five straight wins inside the famed Octagon.
:flag_cu: Yoel Romero vs Paulo Costa :flag_br:
Two very large men who really don't like each other...
Yep, that'll work!#UFC241 pic.twitter.com/prfmxF5czU
- Watch UFC 237 live on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 8, 2019
UFC 241 can't come soon enough.
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