Matchup: Nate Diaz (8-2-0) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (17-3-0)
Date: April 02, 2008
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Recap: The Ultimate Fighter® 5 Winner Nate Diaz stepped into the OctagonTM to face his toughest challenge yet, Brazilian jiu-jitsu Blackbelt Kurt Pellegrino. After taking a pounding in the first round, Diaz came back to lock in one of the most controversial celebratory chokes in UFC® history.
Outcome: Diaz by submission, Round 2