UFC 135 Live Blog: Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi Updates

Nate Diaz faces Takanori Gomi at UFC 135.DENVER -- This is the UFC 135 live blog for Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi, a lightweight bout on tonight's UFC pay-per-view from the Pepsi Center.

Diaz (13-7) has lost two straight fights, dropping decisions to Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald. Gomi (32-7) suffered a loss via submission to Clay Guida at UFC 125 in January.

The live blog is below.


Round 1: Diaz is pumping his jab at Gomi to start us off, while Gomi looks to paw it away. Hook by Diaz catches Gomi on the crown of his head and briefly takes his legs away. Gomi recovers and Diaz backs him into the fence with the jab, then throws his hands up in classic Diaz bros. posture. Gomi attacks Diaz's body with hooks, but Diaz comes back with a right that smacks off Gomi's face. Good two-punch combo by Diaz, then a stiff jab. He's almost toying with Gomi now. A hard left drops Gomi and Diaz calmly keeps up the attack. Gomi drops low for a takedown, but seems to only be asking for more trouble on the mat. Back on their feet, the barrage continues from Diaz, but Gomi successfully manages a takedown, winding up in Diaz's guard. He quickly finds out what a dangerous place to be that is, as Diaz transitions from an armbar to a triangle and finally back to an armbar, forcing Gomi to tap. He was a goner as soon as it hit the floor, just as he was against Diaz's older brother in their Pride bout.

Nate Diaz def. Takanori Gomi via submission (armbar) at 4:27 of round 1



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