There is a lot to think about entering Conor McGregor's rematch with Nate Diaz later tonight (Sat., Aug. 20, 2016) at UFC 202 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor is entering his first rematch of his career, while Diaz is going for his first two-fight win streak at 170 pounds since 2010. And both men will try to eclipse their initial encounter at UFC 196 this past March produced at the box office.
Not to mention the action itself, which will force McGregor to test his endurance, shot selection and power output more than ever. As for Diaz, he'll be expected to land more shots in the early going, deliver split-second counter strikes and elude the Irishman's predicted finish.
To dig a little deeper and understand the driving factors behind "Diaz vs. McGregor 2" this weekend at UFC 202, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put together the above video, giving fans an inside look at the numbers that matter. The breakdown includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- McGregor earns a knockdown 1.87 times every 15 minutes (second best among active UFC fighters)
- McGregor connects with 5.53 significant strikes every minute (best in UFC/WEC Featherweight history)
- Diaz has earned 14 post-fight awards (best in UFC history)
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 202 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
To see the entire UFC 202 fight card and line up click here.