Nate Diaz will make his return to the octagon to face Michael Johnson at UFC On FOX 17 at The Amway Center in Orlando Florida, Dec 19th.
Nate Diaz (17-10) last fought in Dec 2014 when he failed to make weight and lost to current Lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision. Diaz has lost three out of his last four fights with his last win back in Nov 2013 against Gray Maynard coming via TKO. Although being away from the promotion, Diaz made news recently for a brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov at a WOF event that he and his brother, Nick Diaz attended.
Michael Johnson (16-9) is coming off a controversial split decision loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 73 in August. Previous to that loss Johnson had been on a four fight win streak and will look to avenge that loss when he steps in the octagon to face Nate Diaz.
Fights confirmed for UFC On FOX 17 are –
Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos vs Donald Cerrone
Nate Diaz vs Michael Johnson
C.B Dollaway vs Nate Marquardt
Tamdan McCrory vs Josh Samman