Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz Wallets, Salaries: How Much Can They Make at UFC 279?

At UFC 279 on September 10, Nate Diaz will be looking for his final UFC win and salary. Can he shock the world and receive the Performance of the Night award thanks to his victory over Khamzat Chimaev?

UFC 279 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Diaz, 37, won The Ultimate Fighter in 2007. He is 14-11 years old in the UFC and has competed with the likes of Clay Guida, Donald Cerrone, Jim Miller, Gray Maynard and Conor McGregor. Diaz has only played in three games since McGregor in 2016 (twice in 2019 and once in 2021).

The Stockton, California native is on a two-game losing streak. He last fought Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in 2021.

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Chimayev, 28, made his professional debut in 2018 and joined the UFC in 2020. He won the promotion in three games that year. Chimaev took the MMA world by storm with his skills and killer mentality.

The Chechen-born man developed complications after testing positive for COVID-19 in 2020, forcing Edwards to fight Edwards multiple times. At one point, he considered retirement after coughing up blood. Chimayev finally returned in October 2021 and defeated Li Jingliang by submission. His last match was a unanimous decision win over Gilbert Burns in April.

Sporting News looked into fighters’ wallet histories and how much money they could earn at UFC 279.

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz Battle Wallet, Bonuses

The official wallet for UFC 279 has yet to be announced. Chimaev and Diaz’s previous payouts can help provide some insight into how much they’ll earn.

When he defeated Manvel Gamburyan to win the Ultimate Fighter title in 2007, Diaz took home $16,000, according to Sports Daily. He made $50,000 when he lost to Benson Henderson to win the UFC lightweight title in 2012.

Before facing Conor McGregor, Diaz’s maximum salary for Jim Miller in 2012 was $147,000. Diaz made $620,000 in McGregor’s first game and $2,070,000 in his second. In his final bout, a loss to Leon Edwards, Diaz took home $271,000.

According to Sports Daily, Chimayev made $73,500 in his UFC debut against John Phillips. His salary jumped to $143,500 in 2020 when he beat Gerald Meerschaert. Against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273, Chimaev took home $50,000 (bonus) and $30,000 through’s “Night Fan Bonus” bout.

These figures include performance bonuses and performance bonuses.

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What is Khamzat Chimaev’s net worth?

While there are no official figures on Chimaev’s net worth, he earned more than $449,000 during his UFC career. Sports Daily.

What is Nate Diaz’s net worth?

Based on celebrity net worth, Diaz has a net worth of around $8 million.

Conor McGregor’s net worth is around $200 million compared to his previous rivals. Jorge Masvidal has a net worth of approximately $6 million, while Leon Edwards has a net worth of $1.5 million.

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

  • date: Saturday, September 10
  • Starting time: 6:15 PM ET
  • Preliminaries: 8 PM ET
  • Master Card: 10 PM ET
  • main activities: 12:15 a.m. ET (approximately)

UFC 279 will take place on September 10th. FIGHT PASS prelims are held at 6:15pm ET, with prelims after 8pm ET. The main card goes live at 10pm ET. Chimaev and Diaz should be heading to the Octagon at around 12:15AM ET, depending on how long the hole card fight lasts.

How to watch UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz

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

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

Early bouts are available on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and for early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.

In Canada, UFC Fight Pass on TSN, Bell, Rogers, Shaw, Eastlink, and UFC PPV is available on pay-per-view with the primary card.

In the UK, the main card will be available on BT Sport and the preliminaries on UFC Fight Pass.

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

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz Price: How Much Will UFC 279 Cost?

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

In the US, the UFC 279 Master Card is available through ESPN+’s pay-per-view, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 279 for current subscribers is $74.99. New subscribers can save more than 30% by paying the bundled price of $99.98 for a UFC 279 pay-per-view and ESPN+ annual subscription.

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product price
ESPN+ monthly subscription $9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year
Disney Bundle with Hulu Ad Support $13.99/month
Ad-Free Disney Bundle with Hulu $19.99/month
UFC PPV Independent $74.99 each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV and ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/year
UFC PPV and Disney Set

$88.98, then $13.99/mo

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options for the ESPN+ platform.

*Beginning August 23, the monthly subscription fee for ESPN+ will change from $6.99/month to $9.99/month. The annual ESPN+ subscription package will go from $69.99/year to $99.99/year.

There are no changes to the standalone PPV or Disney Bundle.

UFC 279 Fight Card

  • Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz; Welterweight
  • Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett; middleweight
  • Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba; light heavyweight
  • Shamil Aburakhimov vs. Jailton Almeida; Heavyweight
  • Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson; Bantamweight
  • Jack Collier vs Chris Barnett; Heavyweight
  • Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez; Strawweight
  • Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf; lightweight

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