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Nick Diaz Beats Katsuya Inoue at Dream.3

American Nick Diaz turned in an impressive performance against Katsuya Inoue, winning their welterweight championship contender bout with a first round TKO at the Dream.3 mixed martial arts competition in Saitama, Japan today.

Diaz pummeled Inoue from the outset, bashing him with strikes repeatedly, and eventually Inoue's corner threw in the towel at 6:45 of the first round. Not many Americans are following the Dream.3 card (which is being broadcast live on HDNet), but here are some reactions from the few who are:


"Just when it looks as if Diaz is gassed out, he turns it on with punches. Hard lefts and rights land at will. At the 6:45 mark, Inoue's corner had seen enough as a white towel was lobbed over the ropes from the blue corner." -- Sherdog.

"He dominated the entire fight and late in the round Inoue's corner threw the towel in despite him not being dropped. Classic display of boxing from Diaz with him throwing body shots let and right" -- Total MMA.
"Diaz looked great and it looks like the surgery that he had around his eyes did wonders for him as he comes out of the fight completely unscathed." -- 411 Mania.

Diaz has an EliteXC fight against
Muhsin Corbbrey scheduled for June 14, and after that he'll fight for the Dream welterweight championship.