EDITOR’S NOTE: This fight was canceled after Khamzat Chimaev missed weight. Click here for Boardroom’s full odds and props breakdown for UFC 279’s rescheduled main event, Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson.
Get ready for Saturday’s bang-bang welterweight main event at UFC 279 with the latest Chimaev vs. Diaz odds and prop bets via FanDuel Sportsbook.
Chimaev finds himself on the cusp of taking over the welterweight division as the third-ranked fighter looking up at current champion Leon Edwards. Meanwhile, Diaz — nearly a decade older than his Saturday opponent at 37 — is well past his prime, having never obtained a UFC title belt and now staring down what’s expected to be his last bout in the octagon before leaving the promotion.
Even so, the main event scrap this weekend is expected to be a physical one; anyone who has watched either fighter won’t have a hard time understanding that. Chimaev is currently a perfect 11-0 as an MMA pro and 4-0 in the UFC, with his most recent victory being over the fourth-ranked Gilbert Burns. Diaz, meanwhile, has fought in over 30 pro fights, including two memorable headliners against the notorious Conor McGregor.
On paper, this appears to be an overwhelming mismatch in favor of Chimaev. Many believe the Chechen-born Swedish phenom will be fighting for the division title soon; others think he should have already. But one can never completely dismiss the idea of a victory for Diaz and the “I don’t care” attitude he’s always carried throughout his career.
But what do the betting odds say?
Chimaev vs. Diaz Odds to Win
Khamzat Chimaev: -1100
Nate Diaz: +680
Diaz vs. Chimaev Prop Bets
Method of Victory
Chimaev by KO/TKO: -135
Chimaev by Submission: +260
Chimaev by Points: +700
Diaz by KO/TKO: +1300
Diaz by Submission: +1500
Diaz by Points: +2300
How Fight Will End
Will the Fight Go the Distance?