The Stockton, Calif.-based Diaz (11-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is expected to make his welterweight debut at UFC 111, where he could meet Rory Markham (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at the March 27 show, a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Although a few options are being discussed, Diaz vs. Markham is considered a frontrunner of the possible matchups.
This isn’t necessarily a permanent move. He told MMA Junkie he plans to compete in both the welterweight and lightweight divisions. Apparently, making the cut to lightweight year-round has been too taxing on his body.
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