Pro fighters reactions to the Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev booking to headline UFC 279

Pro fighters reactions to the Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev booking to headline UFC 279

The MMA community has been set abuzz by the revelation that Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz have verbally agreed to a five-round welterweight bout that’ll take place at UFC 279 on September 10.

Several pro fighters took to Twitter after ESPN announced that Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev was on tap to headline UFC 279.

‘The Stockton Slugger’ has been clamoring for a fight for months now and will finally get his wish in the form of ‘Borz’ at UFC 279.

News of the Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev fight shook-up the MMA world and several pro fighters took to social media to share their thoughts on the booking.

Check out those reactions below:

More Pro fighters reactions to the Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev booking to headline UFC 279:

Nate Diaz (20-13 MMA) has not competed since suffering a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards back at UFC 263 in June of 2021. The fan favorite has gone 3-3 over his past six Octagon appearances, scoring wins over Michael Johnson, Conor McGregor and Anthony Pettis during that stretch.

As for Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA), ‘The Wolf’ continued his undefeated streak at April’s UFC 273 event, earning a thrilling unanimous decision victory over former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns.

UFC 279 takes place September 10th live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In addition to Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev, September’s pay-per-view event is also slated to feature the following contests:

  • Lightweight bout: Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber
  • Lightweight bout: Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp
  • Women’s Featherweight bout: Danyelle Wolf vs. Norma Dumont
  • Welterweight bout: Louis Cosce vs. Trevin Giles
  • Flyweight bout: Daniel da Silva vs. Victor Altamirano
  • Women’s Bantamweight bout: Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Women’s Strawweight bout: Elise Reed vs. Mellisa Martinez
  • Middleweight bout: Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin
  • Bantamweight bout: Alateng Heili vs. Chad Anheilger
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