Nate Diaz gets emphatic win over Maynard in TUF 18 finale

UFC lightweight Nate Diaz speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on March 06, 2012...

UFC lightweight Nate Diaz speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on March 06, 2012 in New York City. (Michael Nagle/Getty Images/AFP)

NEIL SPRINGER, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:51 PM ET

Nate Diaz has won the rubber match.

The Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu fighter snapped a two-fight skid, earning an impressive TKO victory over Gray (The Bully) Maynard in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale in Las Vegas Saturday.

After a brief feeling-out process, Diaz wounded Maynard with a straight left as his fellow TUF 5 cast member lunged forward. Diaz then went in for the kill, unloading with big punches as a dazed Maynard frantically tried to create distance.


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