At UFC 279 on Saturday, which will take place on September 10 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz will square off in a five-round welterweight championship fight. Chimaev is presently ranked third among welterweight fighters in the UFC. At UFC 273, Chimaev met Gilbert Burns and prevailed via unanimous decision. Khamzat has a 12-0 record in UFC, with six knockouts and four submissions. Before UFC, Nate participated in several different competitions. In UFC 263, he fought Leon Edwards, who dominated most of the contest and prevailed by unanimous decision. Diaz has a 20-13 record in UFC, with five knockouts and eleven submissions to his credit. He has a dangerous opponent in Khamzat, so this is his time to show his mettle and leave the UFC on top.
Main event: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz
Date: September 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 PM ET / 2:00 AM GMT (next day) / 7:30 AM IST (next day)
Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Since making his UFC debut in 2020, Chimaev has steadily grown in popularity. Chimaev advanced in the rankings with three first-round victories after defeating John Philips in the second-round submission. In his previous match at UFC 273, Gilbert Burns put Chimaev's combat IQ and cardio to the test. Chimaev will need to follow his strategy to defeat Diaz in this fight. Chimaev got nominated for "Fight of the Year" for his performance against Burns. He is a dominant welterweight in the UFC and possesses the best wrestling abilities. He will want to put Diaz in a precarious situation so he can attack and use his skills against him. In this contest, Chimaev can win fair and square.
Diaz has participated in numerous events before Ultimate Fighter 5, such as Strikeforce, World Extreme Cagefighting, and Pancrase. In 2016, his victory over Conor McGregor increased his notoriety. In this battle, Diaz has a window of opportunity to try to wear Chimaev down throughout the contest. He has got more than he can chew this time around. The longer the fight goes on more Diaz will gain from it. Nate is a person who won't back down from a conflict. In his previous bout, Leon Edwards had a commanding lead over Nate Diaz, but that rapidly changed in the fifth round when Edwards was taken aback by Nate's strikes. Ultimately, Edwards prevailed by a unanimous vote.