Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) will make his highly anticipated return to the octagon on Saturday when he runs it back with Lawler (28-15 MMA, 13-9 UFC) after winning the first fight by knockout in 2004.
It’s been a very Diaz-esque fight week, but on Friday morning both he and Lawler officially made weight for their featured middleweight contest, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena and airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNNews and ESPN+.
A few hours later, Diaz and Lawler attended ceremonial weigh-ins at Park Theater where they put pre-fight activities to a close with a final faceoff.
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Similar to their press conference staredown on Thursday, Diaz and Lawler were relatively low energy and didn’t look overly invested in getting a good look at each other.
The way is now clear for Diaz to step back in the octagon for the first time since January 2015. Lawler will seek revenge and to snap his four-fight losing skid.