The fight went the distance but in the end it was the result Irish fight fans were hoping for - Conor McGregor has beaten Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC202.
— UFC (@ufc) August 21, 2016
“The king is back,” McGregor announced after the judges awarded him the win by majority decision.
The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was heaving for the much-anticipated rematch between the two fighters.
I make it nine security members in middle of octagon to separate the two.— Joe Callaghan (@JoeCallaghan84) August 21, 2016
Both fighters were battered and bruised by the five-round encounter that left no-one certain of the result.
McGregor 20-18 after 2 BUT Diaz came on very strong in the last 90 seconds. Reminiscent of the first fight. Round 3 gonna be fascinating.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 21, 2016
The one thing watching fans were sure of was that this was worth staying up for.
What an utterly brilliant fight. A lesson in human will and durability. Incredible. We can go to bed proud.— Laura Kennedy (@LooraKennedy) August 21, 2016
More to follow.