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Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham set for UFC 111 at 170 pounds

After toying with the idea following his razor thin split decision defeat at the hands of Gray Maynard in January, Nate Diaz will be putting his money where his mouth is, as the normally 155 pound fighter will be moving up to the welterweight division to face off with Rory Markham at UFC 111.

UFC 111 set for March 27, 2010 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and features a headlining attraction between Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy for the UFC welterweight championship.

Diaz has gone 6-3 during his career with the UFC with notable victories over the likes of Kurt Pellegrino, Josh Neer and Melvin Guillard to his credit, while Markham last saw action at UFC 95 where he was knocked out by Dan Hardy following an impressive UFC debut over Brodie Farber which he won via head kick knockout.

Markham has not gone the distance in twenty-one fights as a professional, and it’s unlikely the trend will cease in this bout.

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