UFC official tells me decision to scrap post-fight press conference made for “logistical and security purposes.”
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) August 20, 2016
On Saturday, Aug. 20, the UFC will host UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor 2 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz rematches current featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a welterweight contest. The pair met earlier this year at UFC 196, with Diaz submitting the Irishman by second-round rear-naked choke. The 31-year-old Diaz took the fight on less than two weeks’ notice after then-champion Rafael dos Anjos was forced out due to injury. The loss for McGregor marked his first defeat inside the Octagon and snapped a 15-fight winning streak that dated back five years.
Also on the card, a pair of former light heavyweight title challengers lock horns as Anthony “Rumble” Johnson takes on Brazilian Glover Teixeira.
The 12-fight event kicks off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above is live video of the event’s post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Diaz and McGregor comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira
Rick Story vs. Donald Cerrone
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Mike Perry
Tim Means vs. Sabah Homasi
Raquel Pennington vs. Elizabeth Phillips
Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avila
Randa Markos vs. Cortney Casey
Colby Covington vs. Max Griffin
Alberto Uda vs. Marvin Vettori