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UFC 135: Nate Diaz Vs. Takanori Gomi

The following is from our live coverage of UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage. To access our full coverage, click here.

Mario Yamasaki will referee the first fight on the main card, which takes place in the lightweight division.

Round 1: Diaz touching Gomi with his jab. He sits Gomi down off of a straight left and avoids his heavy counters. Diaz working his range and taking his time. Gomi lands a good body shot, but Diaz counters with a solid right hook. Diaz lands a nice one-two and shows nice head movement in avoiding Gomi’s return attack. Diaz cracks Gomi with another one-two. Diaz is clearly loosening up, clowning Gomi while absolutely nailing him with punches. Gomi drops for the takedown but Diaz takes his back against the fence. Gomi gets to his feet and Diaz goes back to picking him apart with punches. Gomi gets him down and Diaz immediately rolls for a triangle. Gomi tries to slam him, but Diaz switches to an armbar and forces Gomi to tap.

Nate Diaz defeated Takanori Gomi via submission (armbar) at 4:27

Great showing by Diaz. He says he’s happy to get the win over one of his favorite fighters, giving Gomi a ton of respect. He shouts out to his brother and Jake Shields for his loss.