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Boxing match Jorge Masvidal vs.  Nate Diaz moves from June 1 to July 6 in Anaheim

Boxing match Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz moves from June 1 to July 6 in Anaheim

The upcoming rematch between former UFC foes Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz has a new date and location.

The highly anticipated boxing fight between ‘Gamebred’ and the ‘Stockton Samurai’, first reported by Boxing Scene, will be moved from its originally scheduled date of June 1st to Saturday, July 6th. The event will also move from the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The move will avoid a number of conflicts in the world of combat sports – namely UFC 302, which will air on June 1 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The MMA giant’s latest pay-per-view offering will feature a lightweight title fight pitting reigning and defending champion Islam Makhachev against division fan favorite Dustin Poirier.

In the evening’s co-main event, former middleweight titleholder Sean Strickland returns, determined to get back into the title picture when he faces the secret juice-chugging Paulo Costa.

Also scheduled for June 1 is the return of WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol. Originally expected to fight WBC, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion Artur Beterbievin in a title unification clash, Bivol will now fight Malik Zinak instead after Beterbievin suffered a torn meniscus in training.

Jorge Masvidal is ready to work with Nate Diaz this summer

Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz first faced off inside the Octagon at UFC 244 in 2019 for the inaugural BMF title in the most famous arena in the world: Madison Square Garden. There, ‘Gamebred’ scored a TKO on Diaz due to a doctor’s stoppage after the third round.

It would be Masvidal’s last win under the UFC banner.

Diaz left the company in September 2022 following a fourth-round submission win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279. He has since made his professional boxing debut against Jake Paul in August. ‘The Problem Child’ won the fight by unanimous decision.

Watch the highlights of Masvidal vs. Diaz at UFC 244:

Published on May 8, 2024 at 6:03 PM

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