Nate Diaz vs Takanori Gomi is now official for the UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson card on September 24 in Denver, Colorado. This will mark the second Diaz vs. Gomi fight as Nate’s older brother Nick fought Gomi in Pride, winning by gogoplata in round two only to have it later over-turned to a no contest when marijuana was found in Nick’s drug test.
Nate Diaz will make his return to the lightweight division for the fight following two unanimous decision losses at welterweight to Dong Hyun Kim, and Rory MacDonald at UFC 129.
Former Pride lightweight champ Gomi will also be looking to bounce back from a recent loss suffered against Clay Guida via guillotine choke at UFC 125 in Jan.
The UFC representatives have already expressed that we can expect to see the original Diaz vs. Gomi fight on ‘Best of Pride‘ in the build up to this bout.