Nate Diaz defeats Takanori Gomi at UFC 135 in Denver, CO with a text-book triangle transition to armbar submission to stop it late in the first. Diaz dropped Gomi early in the with a sharp straight and once again with a long hook. In what looked to be Nate Diaz’s best performance to date, Diaz showcased both stand-up and grappling on his return to the 155 lb. weight class following back to back losses at welterweight against Rory MacDonald and Dong Hyun Kim.
During his post-fight victory speech, Nate gives thanks to the Gracie camp and praise to his older brother Nick Diaz, calling him the greatest fighter.