Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz fight preview

UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Khamzat “Borz” Chimaev will take on Nate Diaz in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 279 card.

In this post, we will break down Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Khamzat Chimaev is coming in with a 11-0-0 record. Chimaev will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273: Volkanovski vs. The Korean Zombie in April.

Diaz, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Leon Edwards on April 9, 2022 at UFC 263: Adesanya vs. Vettori 2 and holds a 21-13-0 record.

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz
6′ 2″
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170 lbs.
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Khamzat Chimaev has an orthodox fighting stance with a 75″ reach. The 39-year-old, Nate Diaz is an southpaw fighter with a 76″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Khamzat Chimaev:
→ Chimaev’s striking accuracy is 59%.
→ Chimaev lands 7.89 significant strikes per minute.
→ Chimaev’s takedown accuracy is 66%.
→ Chimaev’s takedown average is 3.23 per 15 minutes.
→ Chimaev’s takedown defense is 100%.

Chimaev comes in with 59% striking accuracy, typically landing about 7.89 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Diaz fires at 45% accuracy, landing about 4.51 significant strikes per minute. Khamzat Chimaev also has a 66% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 3.23 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Diaz’s 1.10 takedowns and 41% takedown accuracy.

Nate Diaz:
→ Diaz’s striking accuracy is 45%.
→ Diaz lands 4.51 significant strikes per minute.
→ Diaz’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Diaz’s takedown average is 1.10 per 15 minutes.
→ Diaz’s takedown defense is 41%.

Nate spent on average 11:23 minutes in the Octagon and Khamzat has an average fight time of 5:35 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 279 is live in , who do you think will win, Khamzat or Nate? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz
September 10, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz

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