McGregor landed a shot to the stomach. Diaz continued to bleed from the cut above his right eye but it didn't prevent him from staging a fight back. This became obvious when McGregor made a half hearted attempt at a take down, which was the beginning of the end for him. Diaz dared to egg on McGregor, and landed another huge punch to McGregor's chin.
Aldo, the former undefeated featherweight champion for a decade, was sensationally knocked out by McGregor late previous year.
McGregor went for a takedown, and Diaz eventually manoeuvred into position to finish it.
Diaz (20-10) was battered and bloodied for the first 1 1/2 rounds by McGregor (19-3), the UFC 145-pound featherweight champ and pay-per-view star fighting at 170 pounds on short notice. He expected a comfortable win over Diaz, comparing the veteran to a gazelle about to be eaten by a lion. Holly Holm's reign as UFC women's bantamweight champion lasted one match after she was beaten by Miesha Tate via submission in an exciting bout at UFC 196, Fox Sports reported Sunday.
Miesha Tate defeated Holly Holm today in a surprising upset. She sunk in a standing choke, and when Holm attempted to flip Tate off, Tate sunk the choke in further. Holm edged the first round through her stronger offense, with Tate defending and focusing on looking for takedowns. White said that he spoke to Rousey via text message after Tate's win. I can ask. Ronda Rousey has worked very hard for three-and-a-half years in this company and believe me, she did anything that was asked of her and went above and beyond the call of duty.
The crown was left completely stunned, considering they had just witnessed the biggest shock in UFC since Ronda Rousey lost in November 2015.
The challenger came out firing in the final round, needing a knockout to be assured of the title - Tate took Holm down for the second time, and this time she was able to lock in the choke and force the submission.
Of course, Miesha had told reporters earlier this week of her plans of ruining everyone's dream rematch of Holly and Ronda going toe-to-toe by winning her own fight.
"The thing about me is, it does not matter how down I get at any point in a fight", said Tate. "I had to be patient".
Pinturault wins World Cup giant slalom for 4th straight victory
The women's season continues in Jasná tomorrow with the rearranged giant slalom after strong winds postponed the race yesterday. Marcel Hirscher clinched the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup giant slalom title with victory in Kranjska Gora on Saturday.