The return of Nate Diaz is upon us. The lightweight hasn’t competed since December 2014, but he’ll make his return to the cage against Michael Johnson at UFC on Fox 17 this December.
UFC on Fox 17 will be held on December 19, 2015 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Diaz (17-10 MMA) was last seen in the octagon against now champion Rafael dos Anjos. Diaz missed weight for this fight and lost a heavily one sided decision. Apart from having a brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov at a recent WSOF we have not heard much from Diaz since December last year.
Johnson (16-9 MMA) was on an impressive run in the UFC until a bout with beneil Dariush earlier this month. Set to achieve his fifth victory in a row, the judges inexplicably gave the split decision to Dariush. Every mainstream MMA media outlet polled by MMA Decisions scored the fight as decision victory for Johnson.
With this fight addition, UFC on FOX 17 now looks like this.
Rafael dos Anjos (c) vs. Donald Cerrone – for the UFC Lightweight title
C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt
Josh Samman vs. Tamdan McCrory
Michael Johnson vs. Nate Diaz