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Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev to Main Event UFC 279

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Nate Diaz’s final fight on his contract seems to be verbally agreed upon for UFC 279 against rising star Khamzat Chimaev.

The bout was first reported by Brett Okamoto of ESPN.

Okamoto tweeted ”Khamzat vs. Nate. UFC 279 on Sept. 10 at T-Mobile Arena. Main Event. Five Rounds. Verbally agreed, per UFC Chief Business Officer Hunter Campbell. It is the final fight on Nate Diaz’s current UFC contract.”

Nate Diaz has been adamant about getting the final fight of his UFC contract done. Depsite recent contract struggles, it seems that the two have come to a resolution resulting in Khamzat Chimaev getting his wish to fight Diaz in the Octagon.

Khamzat Chimaev Gets His Wish to Face Nate Diaz in the Octagon

Chimaev called out Diaz in his post-fight interview after he defeated Li Jingliang via submission in the first round at UFC 267 last October. ”Hey Diaz, let’s go, brother. Let’s go. You’re going to get some smoke, bro. Let’s see who is the real gangster,” Chimaev said.

Diaz’s last fight was against Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June of 2021, losing by decision unanimously. Chimaev was last seen in the Octagon defeating Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision at UFC 273 in April.

Stay tuned to Overtime Heroics for further details on the bout and let us know who you favor in the highly anticipated welterweight clash.

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Austin Marr was first introduced to MMA by his father when his father enrolled Austin into Catch Wrestling and MMA classes at the age of eleven in 2007, since then Austin’s passion for the sport grows daily. Austin first started covering the sport in 2018-writing articles and creating video content.