Sunday, June 26, 2022

Gomi vs. Diaz Official For UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage Undercard

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

UFC made official a new, exciting lightweight battle for UFC 135 on September 24. Top lightweights Takanori Gomi (32-7) and Nate Diaz (13-7) will meet at the event, which is scheduled to emanate from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

Diaz will be returning to the lightweight division following back-to-back losses to bigger foes Rory MacDonald and Dong Hyun Kim.

Gomi, once considered the number one lightweight in the world during his impressive run in the now defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships organization, comes into this fight at UFC 135 having gone 1-2 in his only three fights inside the UFC's octagon.

The Gomi-Diaz bout is slated for the undercard of UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage. The Jon Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has yet to be officially announced by the promotion, but the UFC.com website does state the following regarding the main-event:

“Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former light heavyweight boss Rampage Jackson have verbally agreed to the clash, said UFC president Dana White.”

UFC.com also confirms the following fights for UFC 135:

-Matt Hughes vs. Diego Sanchez
-Kid Yamamoto vs. Damacio Page
-Ben Rothwell vs. Mark Hunt
-Travis Browne vs. Rob Broughton

What are your thoughts on the UFC 135 fight card? ….Hughes vs. Sanchez?? …Gomi vs. Diaz?!!? ..Jones vs. Rampage??!?!?!? Leave your feedback on the card by posting a comment directly below! You can also chat about the card in the MMANEWS.COM Forums and/or the MMANEWS.COM Facebook. If that wasn't enough, MMANEWS.COM is now on Twitter as well @mmanewsdotcom.

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