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Abe Wagner official Sherdog mixed martial arts stats, photos, videos, breaking news, and more for the Heavyweight fighter from United States. [3], Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Dober began training in Muay Thai at the age of 14 and was highly successful, going on to become a two-time Amateur National Champion. Then suddenly, after another Pellegrino takedown attempt, Diaz sunk in a triangle choke. It kinda motivated me.”. At the bell, Diaz walked back to his corner and sat down, but he wouldn’t be listening to his brother, UFC vet Nick Diaz, or trainer Cesar Gracie. He was the winner of the UFC 3 tournament in 1994, making him the third Ultimate Fighting Champion. [24], A rescheduled bout with Erik Koch was expected to take place on September 10, 2016 at UFC 203. [46] He won the fight via technical knockout in round two. [32], Drew faced Frank Camacho in a welterweight bout on January 27, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Jacaré vs. Brunson 2. He immediately pumped his fists and waited for Pellegrino to tap. Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Razak By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter: @TGerbasi Flashback to 2008, before Nate Diaz won his fifth consecutive UFC fight against Josh Neer. View OFC events, Omaha Fight Club - OFC statistics, OFC fighters, bouts, news and media. But if we’re being truthful, Diaz was never like the other prospects. “Everybody thinks I’m done,” he thought. with a successful promotional debut at UFC “I’m just gonna go in there and fight, go as hard as I can, work harder than he does, and hopefully he slips up and hopefully I don’t get caught with a hot one and I don’t slip up,” he said. “You’ve just got to keep going and keep going hard,” he said. And when you’re working with the GracieFighter team, there are no shortcuts. And growing up in the 209 area code is something that Diaz is proud of. • May. & 155 lbs. The winner of The Ultimate Fighter’s fifth season, Diaz had sailed through his first two post-reality show opponents, submitting both Junior Assuncao and Alvin Robinson in the first round. from Omaha, NE. We’ve got fans from everywhere, but I just try to rep my city the best I can and let everybody know where I’m from.”. [36] He won the fight by unanimous decision. [16] The fight was later overturned to a "No Contest" by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) after the referee Eduardo Herdy admitted his mistake. He will celebrate his 40th birthday on March [30], Dober then faced Josh Burkman on July 29, 2017 at UFC 214. Weidman. Shooto and K-1 Hero’s. And while it’s been nearly 12 years since Nate’s fight with “The Dentist,” the interview below shows that his fighting spirit has never changed. It’s an attitude that comes with being a tough kid in a tough town – Stockton, California. [12], Dober faced former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner at UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic. But a hundred years from now, no matter what the rising lightweight star accomplishes, if you want a glimpse at who he is as a fighter, you may want to put his April 2nd bout with Kurt Pellegrino into the time capsule. Pictures: One Championship ‘Reign Of Dynasties II’, Shoop that Incredulous Cormier / Drug Wars. In the next three years, Dober would compile a 12–2 record in various promotions including Victory Fighting Championship and Titan Fighting Championship. [13], Dober faced Leandro Silva on March 21, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 62. [23] After the weigh ins, the UFC announced that Makhachev had failed an out-of-competition drug screening, testing positive for the banned anti-ischemic meldonium. 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By: Brian KnappWhenever the American Kickboxing Academy captain decides to put down the gloves, he will do so as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of... By: Brian KnappThe two-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion improved to 6-0 He came from a rougher point because he just goes out there and fights, and he was winning fights from being tough. “I was more enthusiastic about going out for the second round, and I liked the idea that everybody thought I was done for. Cyborg. Instead, Diaz replayed the first round in his head and knew what everyone was thinking. [42] He won the fight via knockout in the first round. “I have to get through this one first, but if I win, it should be good and I want to know who’s next. Seven years later, that experience paid off in the Pellegrino fight, when he was forced to dig deep to come up with a win. [41], Dober faced Nasrat Haqparast on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246. [44], Dober was expected to face Carlos Diego Ferreira on May 2, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. [5] Dober is also a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, having achieved that rank under Ed Shobe of Mid-America Martial Arts before he moved to train in Colorado.[6]. Sherdog Staff Pick 'Em: UFC Fight Night 180. It was a huge win for Diaz, now 9-2 as a pro, but there’s no rest for him yet, as he will now face Josh ‘The Dentist’ Neer in Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night main event (Spike TV 8pm ET/PT) in Omaha, Nebraska. Before becoming an MMA fighter, he appeared in 16 videos as Danny for gay adult website Sean Cody. [29] He lost the fight via submission in the second round. Background. A professional competitor since 2009, he has also formerly competed for Bellator MMA, and Titan Fighting Championship. Prime vs Prime who wins, Gaethje or BJ Penn? Dober defended and moved his body to the side to stave off being caught in the choke. Yet while Diaz’ toughness may have been born in Stockton, it was honed in the gym, where at 16 he was not only working with his brother Nick, but with world-class fighters who were making a lot of noise in the UFC. “Stockton’s where I live, where I come from,” he said. Back in 2008, Diaz was an Ultimate Fighter winner and on a four-fight winning streak in the UFC. [17], Dober then faced Efrain Escudero at UFC 188 on June 13, 2015.

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