For the first time, a non-title fight will lead to a UFC PPV at Madison Square Garden.
According to ESPN and confirmation from Dana White, Jorge Masvidal vs. will be the contest that stars the UFC 244, to be held on November 2 from New York City.
Originally a titular contest between the 170-pound monarch, Kamaru Usman, and former interim champion, Colby Covington, was to serve as the stellar, but the negotiations stalled, forcing the promotion to seek a new fight.
According to White, there will be no headline fights in the event and he mentioned that a special belt will be created that will be given to the winner to crown the first BMF.
Masvidal comes from achieving the fastest knockout in the history of the UFC (00:05) by knocking out Ben Askren at UFC 239, while Diaz made his return to the Octagon after three years obtaining a unanimous decision on Anthony Pettis in the co-star of UFC 241.
How can I watch Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz Live Stream/Live Fight?
The fight will be live shown on ESPN/BT Sport 1.