“Good. I've been trying to fight this guy for a long time now,” said Diaz on the Web site.
Diaz (21-7, 1 NC) has won his last six bouts, and last saw action in a thrilling stoppage of Dream 170-pound champion Marius Zaromskis on Jan. 30 at Strikeforce “Miami.” The 26-year-old BJJ black belt hails from Stockton, Calif.
Sakurai (35-10-2) has lost his last two fights by knockout and submission at the hands of Zaromskis and Akihiro Gono, respectively. Much like Diaz, the 34-year-old Tokyo-based fighter is a seasoned veteran that has competed at the highest levels the sport offers, including a long run for the Pride promotion and a failed UFC title shot against Matt Hughes at UFC 36 in March 2002.
May 29’s bout is expected to be held at 170 pounds.