UFC 135: Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi

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Updated: June 21, 2011
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Ultimate Fighting Championship has put together a UFC grudge match. Nate Diaz will face Japanese striker Takanori Gomi at UFC 135 ‘Jones vs. Rampage’ event on Sept. 24 in Denver, Colorado.

Nate’s bother Nick gained huge worldwide fame after submitting Gomi with a gogoplata in PRIDE. At that time Gomi was considered among the top lightweights in the world. That fight was later ruled a no contest after Diaz tested positive for Marijuana.

UFC President Dana White,

“Verbal agreements are in for an explosive lightweight matchup, as the “Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi takes on Nate Diaz at UFC 135 … Gomi had an amazing battle with Nick Diaz in PRIDE and is looking for some payback against his brother.”

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