UFC 135 results: Nate Diaz submits Takanori Gomi with first round armbar

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The UFC 135: "Jones vs. Rampage" pay-per-view broadcast kicked off tonight (Sept. 24, 2011) with a grudge match pitting Nate Diaz against the man his brother submitted with a gogoplata four years ago, Takanori Gomi.

Lightning hardly ever strikes in the same place twice but the Pepsi Center was a good a candidate as any.

Diaz finished what his brother started in Las Vegas by submitting Gomi with an armbar in the very first round. Simply put, this looked and felt like a mismatch from jump street.

Joe Rogan called this the best performance of Diaz's young career in his return to the 155-pound division. You'll find no argument here.

The fight opened the way one would assume a fight between these two striking specialists would. Both men were winging heavy punches with big power and bad intentions.

Diaz peppered Gomi throughout, while "The Fireball Kid" did what he could to find his range against the lanky slugger from Stockton. Diaz's reach was simply too much to overcome.

The only other option was to take the fight to the mat and even that didn't work out for the former Pride champion.

Once Diaz was taken down, he went to work with the same jiu-jitsu chops his brother used to submit Gomi four years ago.

Let's hope this one doesn't get overturned.

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