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Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

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MCGREGOR WIN MAY SET UP THIRD MATCH

Conor McGregor got his revenge. Now he wants a third fight on his terms.

McGregor evened the score in his rivalry with Nate Diaz by outpointing him late Saturday night at UFC 202 in Las Vegas in a rematch of their two-round welterweight thriller in March.

The two put on an action-packed fight in which McGregor came out strong and then hung on in a tiring, bloody slugfest. Two of the judges scored it 48-47 for McGregor, and the other had it 47-47.

McGregor immediately challenged Diaz to a third fight - but only if Diaz comes down to the lightweight division.

McGregor (20-3) forced the action in the opening round, landing multiple leg kicks to Diaz's lead leg and a straight left that knocked down Diaz (20-11).

KERBER LOSES CHANCE AT NO. 1 RANKING

The world's second-ranked player wasted a chance to end Serena Williams' long run at the top. She fell behind at the outset and lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match Sunday at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. …

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