UFC 262: Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz booked for the co-main event

Nate Diaz is finally making his comeback against Leon Edwards at UFC 262.

Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz
Edwards vs Diaz

‘The Stockton Slugger’ Nate Diaz is finally returning back to the Octagon to face the number three ranked UFC Welterweight fighter, Leon Edwards, at  UFC 262. This is the first time UFC will be hosting a five-round co-main event for a non-title fight.

This is going to be Nate Daiz’s first appearance inside the Octagon after losing the BMF Title match against Jorge Masvidal in November 2019. His comeback was highly anticipated and now the fans are getting what they were waiting for.

Leon Edwards also stepped inside the Octagon against Belal Muhammad in March but unfortunately, that fight ended in no contest because of an accidental eye poke by Edwards. Nate Diaz is going to be a tough challenge for Leon Edwards for sure.

The fight card of UFC 262 looks too stacked right now with Charles Oliveira vs Michael Chandler facing each other for the vacant Lightweight title and Tony Ferguson facing Beneil Dariush in the Lightweight contest.

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Now this, Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz fight announcement will make this fight card even more interesting for the fans.

Nate Diaz is excited about his comeback

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Leon Edwards and Nate Diaz

There is no doubt that Nate Diaz is one of the biggest UFC stars and fans as well as he is excited about stepping once again inside the Octagon. After the news for their fight broke in he took the route of Twitter and expressed it.

Nate Diaz says, “Check me out may 15th I’ll be headlining #ufc262 in Houston Texas I’ll also have the new UFC lightweight title fight on the card I need people to know these guys are they’ve been working very hard and I can’t wait to see who gets my old, I’ll see u guys there”

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