Last Time They Met: Nick Diaz v Robbie Lawler

Alexander Volkanovski defends his UFC Featherweight Title this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena at UFC 266 against Brian Ortega.

The Main Event is set to be a cracking contest but there are plenty more fights on the Main Card that are of interest.

A 38 year old Nick Diaz returns to the octagon for the first time since January 2015 and he takes on a 39 year old Robbie Lawler.

This isn’t the first time the two have met in the UFC.

The two fought way back in April of 2004 at UFC 47 and we thought we would revisit that night.

This is the Last Time They Met: Nick Diaz v Robbie Lawler.

 

CHUCK LIDDELL V TITO ORTIZ

They would go on and fight three times in total (if you include the last when they were both old men) but back at UFC 47 in 2004 it was the first time.

Chuck Liddell had recently lost the Light Heavyweight title to Randy Couture in his last UFC fight, then went over to Pride where he went 1:1.

Tito also lost his Light Heavyweight title fight against Couture in his last fight and this set up one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history at the time.

Liddell became the first person to knock out Ortiz early in the second round.

CHRIS LYTLE V TIKI GHOSN

In the Co-Main event at UFC 47 we had Chris Lytle v Tiki Ghosn in the Welterweight division.

Lytle had actually fought Robbie Lawler in his last UFC fight and lost via a unanimous decision.

He would go on to lose The Ultimate Fighter Season 4 to Matt Serra in a split decision.

Ghosn also had a previous loss to Robbie Lawler leading into this fight against Lytle back at UFC 40 and this loss would see him go on a four fight losing strek.

He finished his pro career with 18 fights 10:8

There is no vision of the fight but here is some vision of a classy Robbie Lawler (at 20 years of age) after knocking out Tiki Ghosn despite Ghosn showing little in return.

Nothing has changed with Ruthless.

ANDREI ARLOVSKI V WESLEY CORREIRA

Andrei Arlovski was having his sixth fight in the UFC when he beat Wesley Correira via a second round TKO at UFC 47.

He would go on to win the UFC Heavuweight Championship in his next fight, beating Tim Sylvia via an Achilles lock.

He would defend the title twice before losing to Sylvia twice for the title.

He is still an active fighter on the roster at 42 years of age, beating Chase Sherman in his last fight in April.

He is scheduled to fight Carlos Felipe in October.

MIKE KYLE V WES SIMS

Mike Kyle was one of the most notorious fighters in MMA history and for all the wrong reasons.

In his match up with Wes Sims at UFC 47 he bit Sims as he attempted a submission.

This is not the end of Kyle’s dirty tactics.

At WEC 20 when fighting for the Heavyweight belt, he illegally soccer kicked Brian Olsen and was DQ’d.

He won this fight via first round KO.