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Nate Diaz Scouting Report

nate diaz scouting report

Nate Diaz Scouting Report


6’0″ 155 lbs (Lightweight)
76″ reach, Southpaw
April 16, 1985


19-11 (UFC: 14-9)

Current Streak

1 straight loss


2nd degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

The Ultimate Fighter 5 Lightweight Champion: 2007



– huge for a lightweight – used to be a welterweight
– extremely long wingspan
– young yet still very experienced
– his trash-talking can mess with opponent
– superb submission skills – majority of wins come via tap out
– long limbs create havoc standing or on the ground
– very dangerous off his back
– great chin – has only been knocked out once
– great MMA boxer
– lands a lot of punches
– great jab
– extremely tough, game
– great at passing guard & sweeping opponent
– great cardio – pushes pace
– works hard for submissions – always looking to finish
– decent striking defense
– finishes fights
– coming off the best performances perhaps of his career


– not much knockout power
– doesn’t always fight smart
– let’s ego get in the way at times
– very susceptible to leg kicks
– inaccurate striker
– horrible landing takedowns
– horrible stuffing takedowns
– struggles against wrestlers
– doesn’t throw many kicks
– has a tough weight cut to get to 155



Time for another lightweight title run for Nate Diaz?  Or even welterweight?