Nate Diaz has shocked the mixed martial arts world, defeating Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 196 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, March 6. The time of stoppage was 4:12 of round two.
Diaz had taken the fight on 11 days notice, replacing an injured Rafael Dos Anjos. McGregor, who had been unbeaten in 7 previous fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was a 3-1 betting favorite to win the fight despite jumping from featherweight to welterweight.
Diaz’s victory capped off a night of upsets, following Miesha Tate’s fifth-round submission stoppage of Holly Holm to win the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.