Completed MMA Bout

KJ Noons vs. Nick Diaz

Main Event | Elite XC Vacant Lightweight Championship | 160 lbs

KJ Noons defeats Nick Diaz via KO/TKO at 5:00 of Round 1

KJ "King Karl" Noons
Nick Diaz

Round 1

KJ Noons Nick Diaz

"King Karl"

5-2-0   Pro Record At Fight   15-6-0
Climbed to 6-2   Record After Fight   Fell to 15-7
+313 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -368 (Moderate Favorite)
Vacant   Title   Vacant
United States   Nationality   United States
San Diego, California   Fighting out of   Stockton, California
24 years, 11 months, 3 days   Age at Fight   24 years, 3 months, 1 week, 1 day
160.0 lbs (72.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   160.0 lbs (72.6 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   6'1" (185cm)
70.0" (178cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
City Boxing   Gym   Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu
  • Bout Information
  • Event: EliteXC: Renegade
  • Date: Saturday 11.10.2007
  • Referee: Kerry Hatley
  • Venue: American Bank Center
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • Location: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Event (fight 10 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 160 lbs (72.6 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Bill Goldberg, Stephen Quadros
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Bill Goldberg
  • Noons Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Diaz Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Title on Line: Elite XC Vacant Lightweight Championship
  • Belt Status Before Fight: Vacant
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Noons vs. Diaz Wiki

Relatively unheralded Hawaiian boxing stylist KJ Noons shocked Nick Diaz by opening up severe cuts on Diaz's face en route to a first round doctor stoppage in a fight most expected Diaz to win easily. Diaz had his opportunities on the ground and appeared to be wearing Noons down stamina-wise as well as the first round drew to a close, but the clear story of the fight was the extraordinary and unexpected boxing ability of Noons, who hit Diaz cleanly, hard and often, planting Diaz on his rear end more than once in the course of the first round. Diaz, who bore extensive scar tissue above his eyes from his years of prior battles in the cage and ring, was furious at the doctor stoppage due to blood, and felt he would have won the fight had it continued. As matters turned out, it was not until 2010 that Diaz would be granted another chance at Noons. In that bout, Diaz got his revenge by outboxing the man who had so clearly outboxed him the first time they met.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:41 PM ET
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