Odds from 7.00 onwards are average odds on Diaz's win against Khamzat Chimaev. Almost no one gives the 37-year-old Nate a chance to beat the younger and much hungrier Chechen, who is on the verge of attacking the title.
Diaz, on the other hand, is on the way out of the UFC and his appearance at this week's UFC 279 event will be his last in the UFC. Chimaev stylistically acts as a "nightmare" for Nate Diaz, who even earlier in his career used to have big problems with fighters who are very well-rounded and physically stronger than him.
Although Chimaev is expected to take the fight to the ground and dominate from the top position, while Diaz should look for his chance in the stand, Daniel Cormier offers the opposite opinion. DC believes in the BJJ skills that Nate Diaz possesses, and Nate's BJJ is truly at a high level.
Cormier believes that Nate should look for his chance to win on the ground.
Daniel Cormier believes there is a path to victory for the 37-year-old
“I will move into the area of [a] coach. If I’m Nathan Diaz’s coach, I’m saying let’s get this fight to the ground.
Let’s look for submissions because Nate can box with anyone, but I feel the power might be a problem for Nate. Because Chimaev is really big… For a welterweight, he’s so big and strong. If I’m team Diaz, I’m trying to get this fight to the ground, or I’m looking for submissions the moment I go down”.
explained Cormier as part of the DC&RC show. Daniel Cormier continued, “Maybe, time a guillotine when Chimaev goes in for a shot. But, I believe Nate has to go find his spots to give himself a chance. Nate can beat you from the boxing, Nate can box anyone.
But the impact in the strikes will belong to Chimaev, in my opinion”. In his career, Diaz won five times by knockout, while he won by "submission" as many as 11 times. Khamzat Chimaev, on the other hand, is currently undefeated, and we will find out what tactics Diaz and his team will prepare in the early hours of Sunday.