UFC 135 Primer Card Results: Nate Diaz wins over Takanori Gomi via submission

By on Sep 26, 2011 in Mixed Martial Arts, Sports, United States, World Comments

Nate Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi
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Nate Diaz won against Takanori Gomi in UFC 135-under card event at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on Saturday night, September 24, 2011 via submission (arm-bar) in Round 1.

According to sports news sites that day, both fighters were southpaws.

In the beginning of the first round, Diaz has reportedly given Gomi a straight left punch in which the latter rolled to the ground. Gomi got back and recovered. They tied up against the cage. Gomi hit Diaz‘s ribs, yet, Diaz landed him a right-handed punch.

Apparently, Diaz used his distance wisely while Gomi is moving back and forth to throw punches but missed at the middle of the round. When Gomi tossed Diaz with his hands, the latter caught the punches to drop the former again at the base of the cage. After a couple of shots, Gomithe Fireball Kid” went down on a delayed effect which gave Diaz to leap on Gomi‘s back.

Moreover, Gomi seemed to be having trouble on the floor and tried to escape only to find out that he took more punches. He pushed Diaz down but the latter immediately hit Gomi with an arm-bar technique. Diaz changed instantly into a triangle choke when Gomi pulled to free his limb.

Reports said that Diaz let go the triangle choke and spanked the arm-bar back on Gomi‘s left arm. Gomi tried to escape desperately but he has nowhere to go and lost via tap out at 4 minutes and 27 seconds of the first round.

“I’m happy to get the win,” Nate Diaz was quoted as saying.

“He’s dangerous. Takanori Gomi was a Pride champion for years and years — he was one of my favorite fighters forever, and still is,” he added.

Meanwhile, Nate Diaz reportedly made a record of 14-7 in his fighting career.

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