Next up is Nick Diaz vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith.
Round 1: Diaz is already putting his hands high and asking Smith to bring it. Smith with a straight right. Diaz with a combination. Diaz ties up his arms and Smith decks him with an overhand right on the separation. Smith with a left hook as Diaz stuck out his chin and asked for a punch. He may want to cut that out, but I'll bet he doesn't. Diaz with a variety of strikes and combinations, landing a large amount of them. Diaz lands a head kick for good measure. Smith looks confused by Diaz's style. Smith with a heavy right hand that Diaz takes with no problem. Smith lunges in for a right and connects, but Diaz lands a left at the same time and does more damage as Smith backs up to the cage. Diaz eats another right hand. Smith clinches Diaz against the cage. Diaz turns away from it and tries to work for a kimura. Smith's landing more combinations now. Smith with a nice inside leg kick. Smith is now the aggressor and he's landing a lot, but Diaz is still finding the mark with his own shots as the round ends. Diaz 10-9, but you really can't count Smith out, especially with an opponent willing to keep it standing... and willing to stick his chin out.
Round 2: Diaz with long jabs. Smith ties him up and Diaz turns his back to him again. Smith decks him with a hard right on the break. Diaz hurts Smith with a left to the ribs and hammers away with body and head shots. Smith gets off the cage and throws a few back, but he's hurt. They're both tagging each other with freebies trying to end it. Both look a little arm-weary, but with Diaz it's hard to tell. Diaz lands every shot he throws. Smith only lands some, but they look much heavier. Smith's got no head movement at all and is almost immobile, so Diaz is tagging him with everything. But Smith doesn't look finished, yet. He's hurt, but not punch-drunk. Smith misses a Superman punch and a kick. Diaz answers with fists. Another punch to the ribs drops Smith to the mat, but the round ends before Smith is finished. 10-9 Diaz again. I wonder if Smith will make it off his stool for Round 3.
Round 3: They duke it out, and Smith's got more left in his tank. Diaz gets him to the canvas and takes his back. Diaz puts the hooks in and taps Smith out with a bar arm choke.
Winner: Nick Diaz defeats Scott Smith via submission to a bar arm choke at 1:41 of Round 3.