During the opening minutes of the headliner, it looked like McGregor might cruise to victory, as he punished Diaz with legkicks and bloodied him with punches. Just like their first scrap, however, Diaz wouldn’t go away, and he started to outscore McGregor in the striking exchanges and along the cage.
But, McGregor started to win the exchanges once again in round four, and although Diaz secured a late takedown, “Notorious” was awarded the majority decision win.
McGregor called for a third fight after the bout, but said he wants it to take place at 155, rather than 170. Diaz also said he wants a third fight, as he reported he had an injury leading up to UFC 202.
The co-main event was a brief affair, like many expected, as Anthony Johnson KO’d Glover Teixeira with an uppercut, just 13 seconds in.
Here are the complete results for UFC 202, which was hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor def. Nate Diaz via majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47)
Anthony Johnson def. Glover Teixeira via knockout (punches) R1, 0:13
Donald Cerrone def. Rick Story via TKO (kick and punches) R2, 2:02
Mike Perry def. Hyun Gyu Lim via TKO (punches) R1, 3:38
Tim Means def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (strikes) R2, 2:56
Cody Garbrandt def. Takeya Mizugaki via TKO (punches) R1, 0:48
Raquel Pennington def. Elizabeth Phillips via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Artem Lobov def. Chris Avila via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cortney Casey def. Randa Markos via submission (armbar) R1, 4:34
Lorenz Larkin def. Neil Magny via TKO (elbows) R1, 4:08
Colby Covington def. Max Griffin via TKO (punches) R3, 2:18
Marvin Vettori def. Alberto Uda via submission (head-an-arm-guillotine) R1, 4:30