Several pro fighters took to Twitter after ESPN announced that Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev was on tap to headline UFC 279.
Earlier this afternoon MMA journalist Brett Okamoto reported that Diaz vs. Chimaev would serve as the five-round welterweight headliner on September 10th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
‘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:
@NateDiaz209 is a real OG 🥷
— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) July 19, 2022
I hope Nate and Leon both win and ruin everyone’s plans
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 19, 2022
What a fight https://t.co/VEm7fofZqE
— D (@darrentill2) July 19, 2022
😬😬😬 this might be really ugly https://t.co/aFQuSb0sP5
— Funky (@Benaskren) July 19, 2022
More reactions to the Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev booking:
Not a fan , one is chasing the title and the other just wants out. https://t.co/XAv4BiHexO
— Eric Albarracin (@CPTdasAmericas) July 19, 2022
— Randy Costa (@RandyCosta135) July 19, 2022
🤫 We don’t talk about that. 😉
— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) July 20, 2022
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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