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UFC 196 live blog: Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz

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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will collide in the UFC 196 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will collide in the UFC 196 main event Saturday night in Las Vegas.
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This is the UFC 196 live blog for Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

McGregor, who has won 15 straight fights, will face Diaz, who has two wins in his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC 196 live blog below.

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Round 1: Herb Dean is the referee. No touch of gloves at the staredown. Both fighters are southpaw. McGregor lunges on a punch, but misses. McGregor lands a left,but Diaz clinches with him and presses him against the fence. McGregor eats a jab, but responds with a left. Good jab again from Diaz, but McGregor scores with a huge left. Diaz conitnues with the jab, but McGregor has center control. Diaz eats a left and an uppercut. Diaz lands a right, but eats another left for his efforts. Another left lands for McGregor and Diaz is bleeding. Diaz catches a kick and puts McGregor on the ground, but McGregor captures Diaz's ankles and reverses him. The round ends there without many strikes landing on the ground.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 McGregor

Round 2: McGregor spins, but hits nothing. Solid left to the body scores for McGregor. And now a left upstairs twice for the Irish fighter. Diaz clinches, but McGregor pummels in right away and they separate. McGregor is picking Diaz apart here and now they flurry. Diaz scores a left. Lead uppercut scores for McGregor now. DIAZ WOBBLES McGregor and McGregor looks hurt. Diaz is pouring it on as he pressures McGregor against the fence. They separate and McGregor lands a hard left, but McGregor is hurt and SHOOTS. Diaz stuffs it and takes mount. He pounds on McGregor, flattens him, takes his back and secures a choke. That's it. McGregor loses.

Nate Diaz def. Conor McGregor via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:12 of round 2