Weekend Warriors: Abel Cullum vs. Ryan Diaz

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This time on Weekend Warriors, we take a look at a battle in the historic King of The Cage company with Abel Cullum taking on Ryan Diaz for the KOTC Flyweight title. These two 135 lb. warriors leave it all in the cage, as for the nearly five rounds on May 17, 2008 at “King of The Cage: Reckless”, Cullum and Diaz fight their hearts out for the championship belt. Since this fight, Cullum also fought in the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix in 2009 and against Wilson Reis for the EliteXC Bantamweight title, which he lost. Diaz has slowed down considerably compared to Cullum, who fought three times since this fight. Most recently, he lost to Chris Gruetzemacher on a Strikeforce Challenger show in August, 2010.

Quick spoiler alert – this is the match where Cullum wins the flyweight title, which he held for over two years with four successful defenses. He lost the belt in September 2010 at “King of The Cage: No Mercy” against Jimmie Rivera in another five round war, and it looks like the two will be going at it again soon to see if it was a fluke or if Rivera is the real deal!

Hit the jump for the conclusion to this fight!

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