Nate Diaz might be entering into the Octagon for the ultimate time this weekend, because the fan favorite takes on Khamzat Chimaev in the principle occasion of UFC 279.
The welterweight contest is the final struggle on Diaz’s present contract with the UFC, which has been accused of ‘feeding’ the American to “The Wolf”, given Chimaev’s scintillating run within the sport thus far.
Chimaev, 28, is 11-0 as knowledgeable blended martial artist, having received his first 10 fights through stoppage – all within the first or second spherical. The Russian-born Swede, who outpointed former title challenger Gilbert Burns in his most up-to-date outing, remarkably absorbed only one vital strike throughout his first 4 UFC bouts.
In the meantime, 37-year-old Diaz final competed in June 2021, struggling a choice defeat by Leon Edwards, who went on to win the UFC welterweight title final month.
Within the co-main occasion this Saturday, former interim light-weight champion Tony Ferguson strikes as much as welterweight as he appears to be like to snap a four-fight dropping run. Right here’s all you must find out about UFC 279.
When is it?
UFC 279 takes place on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas on Saturday 10 September.
The early prelims will begin at 11pm BST (3pm PT, 5pm CT, 6pm ET), with the prelims following at 1am BST on Sunday 11 September (5pm PT, 7pm CT, 8pm ET on Saturday).
The principle card then takes place at 3am BST (7pm PT, 9pm CT, 10pm ET on Saturday).
How can I watch it?
The cardboard will air dwell on BT Sport within the UK, with the broadcaster’s app and web site additionally streaming the fights.
Within the US, ESPN+ will stream the motion dwell, as will the UFC’s Battle Move.
Diaz – 6/1
Chimaev – 1/10
By way of Betway.
Nate Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev (welterweight)
Tony Ferguson vs Li Jingliang (welterweight)
Kevin Holland vs Daniel Rodriguez (catchweight, 180lbs)
Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson (girls’s bantamweight)
Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba (gentle heavyweight)
Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa (featherweight)
Shamil Abdurakhimov vs Jailton Almeida (heavyweight)
Denis Tiuliulin vs Jamie Pickett (middleweight)
Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett (heavyweight)
Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf (girls’s featherweight)
Chad Anheliger vs Alatengheili (bantamweight)
Melissa Martinez vs Elise Reed (girls’s strawweight)
Darian Weeks vs Yohan Yailesse (welterweight)