01 Jan UFC full fight video: Nate Diaz makes victorious debut in Ultimate Fighter 5 finals
Watch Nate Diaz vs. Manny Gamburyan full fight video to see Diaz make his UFC debut and become the fifth winner of The Ultimate Fighter by beating Gamburyan at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale on June 23, 2007, in Las Vegas.
Just 22 years old at the time, Diaz beat Rob Emerson, Corey Hill, and Gray Maynard to earn a birth in the TUF 5 lightweight finals where he found the tenacious Gamburyan waiting for him. Unfortunately for Gamburyan, he suffered an injury early in the second round that brought what was looking like a competitive contest to a premature end.
Nevertheless, it was the first of many memorable UFC appearances for Diaz, who has become one of the promotion’s most enduring and mercurial stars.