After reports surfaced Diaz’s (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC) octagon return was targeted against former UFC champ Robbie Lawler (28-15 MMA, 13-9 UFC), the promotion has now finalized his deal for UFC 266 in September.
UFC 266 takes place Sept. 25 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
The UFC 266 lineup now includes:
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega – for featherweight title
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy – for women’s flyweight title
Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler
Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo
Uros Medic vs. Jalin Turner
Merab Dvalishvili vs. Marlon Moraes
Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Roxanne Modafferi vs. Tatiana Suarez
Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva