McGregor/Diaz card strengthened with the addition of three exciting bouts

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Anthony "Rumble" Johnson are among those added to UFC 202 card in August

BY Cian Roche 17:01 Tuesday 28 June 2016, 17:01 28 Jun 2016

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Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz won't be the only attraction to the UFC 202 card, with the addition of three exciting bouts to August's card.

McGregor looks to exact revenge on Diaz after the Stockton southpaw defeated him via submission in the second round of their UFC 196 welterweight main event in March.

The pair will be joined by a light-heavyweight co-main event between Glover Teixeira and Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson.

The bout will be looked upon with great interest by both Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, who face off in a light-heavyweight title unification bout on 9 July at UFC 200. Their bout replaced McGregor/Diaz 2 at the milestone event.

Meanwhile, Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will face Rick Story in a welterweight bout, with the former climbing the ranks in the 170lbs after defeat to Rafael dos Anjos for the 155lbs belt in December.

Cerrone has won his last two fights since then in some style, a Round 1 submission against Alex Oliveira and a Round 3 TKO of Patrick Cote. On both occasions he picked up a performance of the night bonus.

A third welterweight brief has been added to the card with Demian Maya set to face Carlos Condit.

The pair are ranked number three and five respectively and a title shot at Robbie Lawler may be on the cards for Maia who has won his last five consecutive bouts including a victory over Gunnar Nelson at UFC 194 in December.

Condit, meanwhile, lost a split decision against Lawler in January at UFC 195.

UFC 202 Confirmed Bouts

Nate Diaz v Conor McGregor

Anthony Johnson v Glover Teixeira

Carlos Condit v Demian Maia

Rick Story v Donald Cerrone

Hyun Gyu Lim v Sultan Aliev 


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