What is Nate Diaz’s UFC record? Bio, age, stats, fights for MMA star

One of the most respected and feared men in MMA history, Nate Diaz can never forget his legacy in the sport. Diaz’ ​​demeanor and skills have resulted in him becoming a true fan favorite.

Diaz enters the final fight of his UFC deal on September 10, meeting the heavily favored Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279. After that, he wants to explore other aspects of martial arts. Can the Stockton, California native pull off the ultimate excitement?

The Sporting News looks at Diaz’s career and how he became a real mystery in the martial arts world.

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How old is Nate Diaz?

Diaz is 37. At 11 he began training in martial arts with his brother Nick.

The Diaz brothers became famous for their bare-knuckle fights, which Nate started when he was 17.

Shot by Nate Diaz, bio

Diaz made his MMA debut in 2004 and won silver at the 2005 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Diaz, who competed for WEC and Strikeforce, joined the UFC in 2007. He won the Ultimate Fighter 5 Lightweight Tournament by defeating Manvel Gamburyan.

Diaz has won 15-11 in 26 competitions with the UFC. He has faced the best of the best and fought in wars against Clay Guida, Marcus Davis, Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller and Michael Johnson. During his UFC tenure, he received eight Fight of the Night, four Submission of the Night, and one Knockout of the Night bonus awards.

In 2016, Diaz became a household name thanks to his rivalry with Conor McGregor. He was a last-minute backup opponent for the injured Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196. Diaz put McGregor to sleep in a shocking moment. After waiting months for the rematch, they faced each other at UFC 202. Both engaged in physical and psychological warfare, with tensions rising in the run-up to the battle. McGregor would win the rematch via majority decision. A third fight was discussed but never booked.

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After a nearly two-year absence, Diaz was set to face Dustin Poirier in 2018. However, Poirier was forced to withdraw from the fight. Diaz would not return to action until 2019 when he defeated Anthony Pettis. He then faced Jorge Masvidal for the BMF title, making it between East Coast and West Coast. Masvidal beat Diaz via TKO at Madison Square Garden.

It wasn’t until 2021 that Diaz fought again. He lost to Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in a fight where he nearly recovered in the final seconds of the fight.

Nate Diaz and the UFC

Over the past nine months, Diaz has expressed his displeasure with the UFC and President Dana White. He even asked to be released from the promotion. Diaz appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour and criticized the UFC for not booking him against fighters he desired. Diaz called his experience being held hostage.

Fighting Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 is Diaz’s last fight under his current UFC deal.

When is UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz?

  • Date: Saturday 10 September
  • Start time: 6:15 p.m. ET
  • Front matter: 8 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 10 p.m. ET
  • Main event: 12:15 am ET (approximate)

UFC 279 takes place on September 10th. The FIGHT PASS Prelims will start at 6:15pm ET, with Prelims continuing at 8:00pm ET. The main map goes live at 10pm ET. Chimaev and Diaz were scheduled to make their way to the octagon around 12:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

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How to watch UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz

  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass

The main card for UFC 279 is available in the US and Mexico through subscription streaming service ESPN+ for a pay-per-view cost.

Past fights can be viewed live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and for early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, the main pay-per-view card is available at TSN, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Eastlink and UFC PPV in UFC Fight Pass.

In the UK, the main map will be available on BT Sport and the preliminary rounds on UFC Fight Pass.

In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Kayo Sports, FOXTEL and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz price: How much is UFC 279?

  • $74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
  • $99.98 (new subscribers)

In the US, the UFC 279 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. UFC 279 PPV price is $74.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a $99.98 bundle price for UFC 279 pay-per-view and an annual ESPN+ subscription that offers savings of more than 30 percent.

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product Prices
Monthly ESPN+ subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ annual subscription $99.99/year
The Disney bundle with ad-supported Hulu $13.99/month
The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads $19.99/month
UFC PPV Standalone $74.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/year
UFC PPV and the Disney Bundle

$88.98 then $13.99/month

Click here to learn more about the different pricing and bundle options on the ESPN+ platform.

UFC 279 fight card

  • Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz; welterweights
  • Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett; medium weight
  • Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba; Light heavyweights
  • Shamil Aburakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida; heavyweights
  • Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson; bantam weights
  • Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett; heavyweights
  • Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez; straw weights
  • Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf; featherweights

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