UFC Betting: Chimaev vs Diaz Odds Preview

The UFC returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this weekend for UFC 279: Chimaev vs Diaz.

The main event this weekend is a welterweight bout featuring Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz. At Bovada Sportsbook, Chimaev is a -1000 favorite and Diaz a +750 underdog.

Chimaev is undefeated in his MMA career at 11-0 with six wins by knockout and four by submission. His most recent victory came at UFC 273 in April when he defeated Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision as a -625 favorite.

Diaz is 1-3 in his last four fights, which has dropped his record to 20-13 with five wins by KO and 11 by submission. He lost to Leon Edwards by unanimous decision as a +335 underdog in his last fight at UFC 263 in June 2021.

Jingliang favored to extend Ferguson’s losing streak

Also on the main card this weekend is a welterweight bout between Li Jingliang and Tony Ferguson. At Bovada, Jingliang in a -325 favorite and Ferguson a +250 underdog.

Jingliang is 2-2 in his last four fights and owns an overall record of 19-7 with 10 wins by KO and four by submission. He last fought at UFC on ABC 3 in July, defeating Muslim Salikhov by second-round TKO as a +125 underdog.

Ferguson has lost four straight fights to drop his record to 25-7 with 12 wins by KO and eight by submission. His last fight was in May at UFC 274 where he lost to Michael Chandler by second-round KO as a +270 underdog.

Holland, Rodriguez squaring off in catchweight fight

Another notable fight on the main card is a catchweight bout featuring Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguez. At Bovada, Holland is a -210 favorite and Rodriguez a +170 underdog.

Holland has won his last two fights and his overall record stands at 23-7 and one no contest, with 13 wins by KO and six by submission. He submitted Tim Means in the second round as a -400 favorite in his most recent bout at UFC on ESPN 37 in June.

Rodriguez has won three straight fights and 12 of his last 13 to improve his record to 16-2 with eight wins by KO and four by submission. He topped Kevin Lee by unanimous decision as a +115 underdog in his last fight at UFC on ESPN 30 in August 2021.