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Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal: Tale of the Tape

Two MMA legends are due to meet in an intriguing rematch in July - but old foes Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will be swapping the Octagon for a square ring.

Masvidal won on a doctor’s stoppage at Madison Square Garden when the duo met at UFC 244 in 2019.

Neither fighter remains contracted to the UFC and they have agreed to face off in a rematch in a 10-round light-heavyweight boxing contest. 

Fighter Bio

Nate Diaz

Jorge Masvidal








The Stockton Slap



6’ 1”

5’ 10”





Light heavyweight

Light heavyweight




Last Fight:

Loss against Jake Paul (August 5th, 2023)

Win against Joseph Benjamin (June 28th,  2005)

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Nate Diaz Profile

Nate Diaz is best known for his 15-year stint in the UFC and his two meetings with Conor McGregor, winning one and losing one.

The 38-year-old left the organization in 2022 and turned to boxing last year with a matchup against YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.

Paul has established himself as a bit of a knockout specialist in his brief time in the sport so far, but Diaz was able to last the full 10 rounds and ultimately lost out via a unanimous decision.

This may only be Diaz’s second official boxing bout but he has plenty of experience as a professional fighter. The Californian contested his first MMA bout in 2004 and built up a 5-2 record over the course of the following two years before competing in the Ultimate Fighter and then joining up with the UFC in 2007.

Diaz fought 26 times under the UFC banner, winning 17 of those, and competed for the lightweight title once but lost out to Benson Henderson.

Diaz runs a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in his hometown of Stockton, California, with his older brother Nick but has focused on boxing since stepping away from MMA.



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Jorge Masvidal Profile

Jorge Masvidal has an impressive resume in MMA but his bout with Diaz is essentially a second debut in boxing, as his one and only professional outing in this sport came almost 20 years ago.

Masvidal has a 35-17 record overall in MMA and made his debut way back in 2003 in his native Florida.

‘Gamebred’ put together a 23-7 record across various organizations, including Strikeforce and Bellator, before making the move to UFC in 2013.

His one and only boxing bout to date came in the early stages of his professional fighting career as he beat Joseph Benjamin by majority decision in Miami in June 2005.

Masvidal made a winning debut in UFC against Tim Means and holds the record for the fastest knockout in the competition's history for his 2019 win over Ben Askren.

After defeating Askren, Masvidal met Diaz in what was a brutal encounter. The bout was ended by a doctor’s stoppage in the third round and Masvidal claimed the symbolic BMF title.

That is the only title he has held in UFC but he did challenge for the welterweight championship twice, losing out to Kamaru Usman on both occasions in 2020 and 2021.

Those defeats were the first in a four-fight losing run and Masvidal ultimately decided to step away from UFC after his loss to Gilbert Burns in April last year.

Masvidal may be boxing for the first time since 2005 but he is convinced he can claim another victory over his old foe, and he has warned Diaz he won’t allow any questions to hang over the result of their upcoming clash.







Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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