Ready or not, Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz is headed to a pay-per-view screen near you.
The fight marks the final fight on Diaz’s UFC contract. His combat sports future is in question as he eyes other opportunities in boxing, jiu-jitsu and even fight promotion.
Waiting for Diaz at the exit is what could be one of the harder challenges in his fight career: A meeting with the red-hot Chimaev, who’s won five straight and leapt into title contention with a recent win over one-time title challenger Gilbert Burns.
Diaz is as high as a +800 underdog to upset -1200 favorite Chimaev. But the flashy promo does a good job of selling their career highlights.
UFC 279 takes place Sept. 10 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and airs live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
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