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Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz Preview & Picks – Chimaev To Stop Diaz At UFC 279

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  • Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz picks for Saturday, September 10
  • UFC 279 is taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Preview, predictions and head to head stats
Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz UFC 279 Preview & Picks
    Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz Preview & Picks
  • Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz Preview & Picks
  • Khamzat Chimaev Form
  • Nate Diaz Form
  • Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz FAQs

Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz Preview & Picks


Khamzat Chimaev is backed to stop Nate Diaz with strikes.

Chimaev boasts an outstanding all-round game, meaning he is comfortable standing and on the mat.

His aggression and power is backed to break down Diaz and lead to the finish after a couple of rounds.

  • Khamzat Chimaev has won 10 of his 11 fights by stoppage
  • Nate Diaz has been stopped by strikes 2 times in his career
  • Chimaev lands 7.89 significant strikes per minute (Diaz 4.51)
  • Chimaev averages 3.23 takedowns per 15 minutes (Diaz 1.1)
  • Chimaev has a 100% takedown defense (Diaz 41%)

Khamzat Chimaev Form


Khamzat Chimaev boasts a perfect 11-0 career record and is closing in on a welterweight title shot.

Chimaev signed with the UFC in 2020 after going 5-0 in the minor leagues, and he made an immediate impact.

He tapped out veteran fighter John Phillips with a D’Arce choke in the second round of his debut fight.

The 28-year-old Russian then followed that up with a 189-second TKO win against Rhys McKee, before brutally taking out Gerald Meerschaert inside 17 seconds.

Chimaev’s run of finishes continued in his sole outing of 2020 as he submitted Li Jingliang in the first round, but it did come to an end earlier this year.

He was able to improve his professional record to 11-0, but for the first time in his career he needed the nod from the judges.

Chimaev went the full three rounds against former title contender Gilbert Burns, earning a unanimous decision.

Nate Diaz Form


Nate Diaz is fighting for the final time on his UFC contract and is looking to score his 21st career win.

Diaz is one of the legendary figures in the sport of MMA, but his status is not down to a mixed record that stands at 20-13.

He has, in fact, won just once since his shock win over Conor McGregor back in March 2016.

The 37-year-old American lost the rematch by majority decision five months later, and he did not step foot inside the Octagon for another three years.

Diaz did make a successful comeback by beating Anthony Pettis by decision in the summer of 2019, but that is the last time that he has won a fight.

A doctor stoppage ended his failed attempt to beat Jorge Masvidal for the ‘BMF’ title.

It then became back-to-back defeats for Diaz when he was bested over five rounds by Leon Edwards in June 2021.

That loss left the Stockton fighter with a 20-13 record, with five wins coming by KO/TKO and 11 by submission.

Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz FAQs

Where can I watch the Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz live stream?

You can watch the Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz stream by using ExpressVPN.

Where is Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz taking place?

Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz is taking place at UFC 279 on Saturday, September 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Verdict

Nate Diaz is a huge name, but it is Khamzat Chimaev who is the better fighter heading into this bout.

The Russian has been on a tear since arriving in the UFC and is backed to maintain his perfect record in style.

Best Bet: Chimaev by KO/TKO Method Of Victory @-109.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
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