UFC Tonight has confirmed that Conor McGregor will face Nate Diaz in a rematch of their non-title welterweight fight for UFC 200.
There is no change in weight for the rematch. McGregor was determined to atone for his loss to Diaz last time out and has insisted that he wishes to stay at 170 pounds.
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And perhaps equally as significantly, they've announced that Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar will face in an interim title fight at Featherweight on the same night.
Edgar v Aldo for the interim 145 lbs title now targeted for UFC 200 as well. Expect that fight + the other ones to be announced shortly.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 30, 2016
BREAKING: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship
— UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) March 30, 2016
Many are surprised that the UFC have moved so soon to look for an interim champion at featherweight. Edgar has routinely challenged McGregor, accusing him of ducking out of a fight with him in exchange for a rematch with Diaz.
Edgar fought Aldo at UFC156, where he lost a decision. He has not lost a fight since.
Here is the confirmed card for UFC200 thus far.
Champ Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz – non-title bout
Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title
Travis Browne vs. Cain Velasquez
Derek Brunson vs. Gegard Mousasi
Joe Lauzon vs. Diego Sanchez