The BMF title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz took place at the Madison Square Garden Arena in New York City and in the main event. Masvidal won the fight via TKO [Doctor’s stoppage].
Masvidal was the dominant fighters throughout the fight. He outboxed and outstruck Nate Diaz throughout the fight. Gamebred was so dominant that many were surprised by his skills. According to his coach Mike Brown, there was a perfect gameplan to beat Diaz and Masvidal executed it properly throughout the fight.
“He had some tricks up his sleeve that he didn’t use that he was planning on executing. So there were one or two things that he didn’t do that he wanted to do,” Brown told MMA Fighting in an interview. “We won’t give them away in case he still fights Diaz again.
“Basically, [the game plan] was beat him up with kicks and fight him in the clinch, then beat him in the clinch. If it goes to the ground, be on top. Get our head free, good posture, ground and pound and kind of exactly what you saw was the game plan.”
“That first minute was crazy. He hurt him bad with that elbow and he fell over and then [Jorge] hit him with that head kick. I can’t believe he took it,” Brown said about Diaz. “Then Jorge was landing some heavy ground and pound. It was brutal stuff. A lot of heavy shots. Nate’s got an incredible chin and like Jorge said, he’s a dog. You have to kill him to get him out of there.
“Honestly, it went a lot like we expected. We were confident. We thought [Jorge] was better in those areas. We thought it would look like that. We thought Nate would be tough as hell. We thought it would be nearly impossible to put him away and everything kind of was as we expected.”
Brown also said that the rematch would go pretty much in a similar manner and Masvidal would dominate it the second time around too.
“I think we’d see the same thing,” Brown said about a potential second-fight between Masvidal and Diaz. “That was pretty damn one-sided. He won all three rounds, all three were pretty one-sided. I think that’s how it’s always going to be.
“I mean on a good day Jorge gets him out of there, and on a bad day, maybe the rounds are a little closer but [Jorge] still wins them. That’s what I see.” (H/T – MMAFighting.com)
How do you guys think the rematch will turn out to be?