Tuesday, January 1, 2019

UFC Fight Night 19: Nate Diaz Disarms The Assassin

Nate Diaz (Photo: scrapdigest.com)

UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard -  Sept. 19, 2009 – Oklahoma City, Okla. – Cox Convention Center

Nate Diaz broke a two-fight losing streak by choking out Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night 19.

Diaz, coming off losses to Clay Guida and Joe Stevenson, used a guillotine choke to beat “The Young Assassin” in Round 2.

Spike TV aired this show as the lead in to the 10th season of The Ultimate Fighter, which featured heavyweights.

Gray Maynard remained unbeaten with a split decision over “El Matador” Roger Huerta. Four months later, Maynard and Nate Diaz met in the main event of UFC Fight Night 20.

Former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit won a split decision over Jake Ellenberger. Condit scored his first UFC victory and improved his record to 24-5.

In the Spike TV opener, Nate Quarry defeated Tim Credeur by unanimous decision.

On the pre-show, Mike Pyle defeated Chris Wilson with a guillotine choke in Round 3. Ryan Jensen used the same move to beat Steve Steinbeiss by technical submission in just under four minutes.

Jeremy Stephens defeated Justin Buchholz when the doctor stopped the fight due to a cut at the 3:23 mark.

The other fights ended by unanimous decision, as Brian Stann beat Steve Cantwell; C.B. Dollaway defeated the debuting Jay Silva; and Mike Pierce beat Brock Larson.

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