It appears that a lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard is set for UFC Fight Night 20 on January 11th, 2010. Although the contest has not been officially confirmed by the organization, it’s likely the bout will be the night’s main event.
GracieFighter.com, the website run by Diaz’s long-time coach, Cesar Gracie, made the announcement today.
Maynard holds a perfect 8-0 record and was last seen taking a close split decision over Roger Huerta this past month at UFC Fight Night 19.
Diaz headlined that same event, and looked sensational in catching Melvin Guillard in a guillotine choke in the second round of their bout. The victory was an important one for Diaz as he had dropped his previous two.
Diaz will take an 11-4 record into the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.