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Nick Diaz Set To Face Top-Level BJJ Fighter At ‘World Jiu-Jitsu Expo’

Nick Diaz will make his return to competitive action on May 12 when he competes in the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo in Long Beach, California.

Diaz announced his retirement from MMA following a loss to Carlos Condit earlier this year, but decided to return to Brazilian jiu-jitsu by entering the Expo. However, officials decided to place Diaz in a superfight instead of a tournament.

The man to face Diaz will be a worthy challenger, as Braulio Estima brings a wealth of championships to the bout. He defeated Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling Championship, and is currently working with the Blackzilians in Florida for his MMA debut later this year.

Diaz is a black belt in BJJ under Cesar Gracie, but has not competed in a jiu-jitsu bout in over two years. MMA Fighting was the first to report on the signing of Estima for the bout.

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