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Result: Conor McGregor defeats Nate Diaz in UFC 202 rematch

Ireland's Conor McGregor beats American Nate Diaz by majority decision to avenge his UFC 196 defeat and set up the prospect of a third fight between the pair.

Conor McGregor has won his rematch with Nate Diaz after flooring the American three times to claim a majority decision at UFC 202.

The Irishman, 28, was beaten by Diaz's second-round rear-naked choke in their welterweight bout at UFC 196 in March.

On Saturday night, McGregor won the fight on points, with judges scoring the five-round battle 48-47 47-47 48-47 in the lightweight champion's favour.

"I'm not surprised, the king is back," McGregor said after the bout. "The first few rounds proved the class difference. But that toughness and durability that he has crept back in the later rounds.

"It's 1-1 - regroup, we'll do it again. This time at 155lbs. I came up to 170lbs, faced the bigger man, overcame adversity. You want this trilogy? It's on my terms, come back down to 155."

In Saturday's co-main event, top light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson knocked out Glover Teixeira with a right uppercut to put himself into contention for a title fight against champion Daniel Cormier.

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