Diaz beats McGregor, Tate takes title from Holm at UFC 196

Mar 6, 2016 3:11 AM by Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nate Diaz beat Conor McGregor by submission with 48 seconds left in the second round Saturday night for the second spectacular upset of UFC 196.

Miesha Tate also won the UFC bantamweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, finishing Holly Holm in a rear naked choke with 90 seconds left in the fifth round.

Diaz (20-10) was battered and bloodied for the first 1 ½ rounds by McGregor (19-3), the UFC 145-pound featherweight champion and pay-per-view star fighting at 170 pounds.

Diaz, who took the fight on less than two weeks' notice, abruptly changed the bout with an electric series of punches before forcing McGregor to tap out on the ground.

Earlier, Tate (18-5) became the third 135-pound champion in UFC history by beating the woman who knocked out Ronda Rousey in November.

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