Headlined by the Welterweight Championship bout between Nick Diaz and Paul Daley, the card will also feature a Lightweight Championship bout between Gilbert Melendez and Tatsuya Kawajiri, a light heavyweight feature fight between Gegard Mousasi and Mike Kyle and a a lightweight fight between Shinya Aoki and Lyle Beerbohm.
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"Daley has great stand-up but he likes to talk a lot of (expletive) and I'm not really impressed with him as a mixed martial artist," said Diaz in the organization's release. ?We'll see how it goes and see how he does on April 9. Let's see if he can walk the walk. I seriously doubt it."
"I am a striker ? there is no secret about that," said Daley. "I like to knock people out quickly and aggressively. No one in MMA hits like me. I'm faster and more explosive than Diaz. Diaz doesn't have good wrestling. There is no way he'Il stand with me. I'll smash him within three rounds. I will knock him out."