ByJack Sullivan, writer at
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Jack Sullivan

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor put on a show at UFC 202, in what many fans are already calling the Fight of the Year.

It was a back and forth bout that could have gone either way, but ultimately McGregor came out with the majority decision win. However, Diaz definitely earned his spot in the history books following his record setting performance.

Diaz is now the all-time UFC leader in total strikes landed, with 1926. In a fight that saw him land 252 strikes, he was able to surpass Frankie Edgar and Michael Bisping to take the top spot. Diaz's brother Nick is fourth all time with 1616 strikes landed.

That wasn't the only significant record that Diaz set at UFC 202. He also became the most-awarded man in the UFC after picking up his 15th post-fight bonus. Additionally, it was his eighth Fight of the Night award, another UFC record.

Diaz is very close to breaking a couple more records very soon. He is one behind Joe Lauzon for most Submission of the Night awards with five, and is currently third in significant strikes in UFC history (1210) behind Bisping and Edgar. He has now spent over four hours inside the Octagon and has the eighth highest total fight time in the history of the promotion. He also ranks third in submission attempts with 25.

Over the course of his MMA career, Diaz has become one of the most accomplished mixed martial artists in the history of the sport.

His fighting style allows him to be both a volume striker and devastating on the ground. It's one of the reasons he is such a fan favorite.

He is currently pushing for the trilogy fight with McGregor, but the UFC does not seem keen on the idea just yet. If he does get that fight though, it is sure to be yet another Fight of the Night he can add to his list.

Stats via FightMetric.


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