Takanori Gomi won’t get the chance to avenge his epic loss (technically a no contest, but whatever) to Nick Diaz, but he will get the next best thing. The UFC announced this evening that Gomi will meet Nick’s brother Nate at UFC 135.

“Verbal agreements are in for an explosive lightweight matchup, as the “Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi takes on Nate Diaz at UFC 135,” said UFC President Dana White. “Gomi had an amazing battle with Nick Diaz in PRIDE and is looking for some payback against his brother.”

If it’s half as good as PRIDE 33’s Gomi vs. Diaz, we’re in for a treat.

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