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UFC Fight Night 11: Nate Diaz vs. Junior Assuncao

UFC Fight Night 11 Nate Diaz vs. Junior Assuncao
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 5 winner Nate Diaz (6-2) will take on two-time UFC veteran Junior Assuncao (5-2) at UFC Fight Night 11 at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 19, according to

Nate Diaz won the TUF 5 finale when opponent Manvel Gamburyan was forced to tap after a freak shoulder injury.

While this bout is by no means a stinker, there's still some unfinished business between Diaz and Gamburyan.

Prior to tapping, Gamburyan had dominated much of the fight, and the usually wily Diaz was never able to mount much of an offense.

Some fans question as to whether or not Diaz would have prevailed if Gamburyan had not been injured.

That's a tempting "what if" scenario, but like we saw against Corey Hill, a fighter with jiu-jitsu like Diaz should never be counted out.

Junior Assuncao lost his UFC debut to the always-dangerous Kurt Pellegrino at UFC 64, but quickly bounced back with a submission win over David Lee at UFC 70.

Like most lightweight battles, this should be a fast-paced and exciting bout. I'm also interested to see how Diaz performs in a division that's as deep as this one.

For more on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 11 click here.

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