Nate Diaz is going in as a massive underdog into his UFC 279 main-event clash against Khamzat Chimaev. Check out full details here.
Nate Diaz : vs Khamzat Chimaev | Betting | Record
Nathan Donald Diaz (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional mixed martial artist, currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
|Born||Nathan Donald Diaz
April 16, 1985
Stockton, California, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Division||Lightweight (2004–2010, 2011–2015)
Welterweight (2010–2011, 2016–present)
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
Before signing with the UFC, Diaz competed in World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase.
He has been in the UFC since winning The Ultimate Fighter 5. Diaz is tied with Joe Lauzon for the third most UFC bonus awards, with 15 in total.
Diaz is the younger brother of former Strikeforce, WEC, and IFC welterweight champion, Nick Diaz.
Vs Khamzat Chimaev
UFC 279 will be Nate Diaz’s last dance in the Octagon.
Stockton, California’s finest is set to headline this weekend’s event (Sat., Sept. 10, 2022) opposite surging Welterweight superstar, Khamzat Chimaev.
The two have been linked to a potential showdown for the better part of 2022, but things didn’t officially come together until July.
The bout is Diaz’s last on his UFC contract and despite his willingness to fight anyone while asking for his release in the build-up, Diaz doesn’t necessarily want the Chimaev clash.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Sept. 10, 2022, with a must-watch Welterweight thriller that will see undefeated No. 3-ranked contender, Khamzat Chimaev, battle perennial fan favorite, Nate Diaz.
In UFC 279’s pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, former top-ranked Lightweight contender, Tony Ferguson, will return to the 170-pound weight class for his next assignment opposite Welterweight “Leech,” Li Jingliang.
Nate Diaz betting
Nate Diaz is going in as a massive underdog into his UFC 279 main-event clash against Khamzat Chimaev.
However, not everyone is counting the Stockton native out. Kyle Forgeard of the NELK Boys went against the sports book and placed a $50,000 bet on Diaz.
Forgeard placed his bet on Stake.com which currently has the long-time welterweight contender listed as a +920 underdog.
The NELK Boys member will get a massive payout of $4,60,000 if the Stockton slugger manages to pull off an upset victory.
The bet was first reported by The MMA Media, who initially claimed it to be Drake’s bet. They later rectified the error, stating it was Forgeard’s bet instead of Drake’s.
Prior to his official MMA career, Diaz competed in a bare knuckle MMA fight against Robert Limon on July 20th, 2002, at the age of 17.
|Mixed martial arts record|
Upon making his official professional MMA debut, Diaz competed mainly for World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
In 2006, at WEC 24, he fought for the WEC Lightweight Championship against then-champion Hermes França, losing by submission in the second round.
This was the last event held by WEC before it was acquired by Zuffa, LLC, then parent company of the UFC.
Diaz was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5, which exclusively featured lightweights, fighting on Jens Pulver’s team.
In the preliminary round, Diaz defeated Rob Emerson by submission; in the quarterfinals he defeated fellow Team Pulver teammate Corey Hill via triangle choke submission in the first round.
In the semifinals, Diaz defeated Team Penn member Gray Maynard by submission, advancing to the finals, in which he faced teammate Manvel Gamburyan.
Diaz won by submission after Gamburyan was forced to tap out in the second round due to the dislocation of his right shoulder as the result of attempting a takedown. With the victory, Diaz won The Ultimate Fighter 5.