Betting: UFC 279 Preview

Minty Bets is joined by Kevin Iole to preview the upcoming welterweight bout between Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz at UFC 279, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 10th.

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MINTY BETS: This Saturday, we've got UFC 279 taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm Minty Bets, and joining me to give us his best bet for the main event, Kevin Iole. Kevin, the main event is a welterweight bout featuring Khamzat Chimaev minus 1200 versus Nate Diaz plus 725. I mean, Kevin, is there any other way you can bet against Chimaez here?

KEVIN IOLE: I'll tell you what. This is a tough one. I mean, you know, because Nate Diaz, if he has one vulnerability, it's to wrestlers and Chimaez is an amazing wrestler. And he takes everybody down and beats them up. So that's something that you have to take into consideration.

I think if you want to do a flyer, you can throw something on Diaz at plus 725. But to me, I think the play here is maybe to do something on the over/under, because I just can't lay minus 1200 on Khamzat. I think he's going to win the fight.

So how long does the fight go? MGM doesn't have their prop bets up yet, but I think that the round prop, I'm going to guess, is going to be about a round and a half or two full rounds. And I think it's going to go over that. I do believe that Nate is a durable guy.

And you know, he's had some fights where Rory MacDonald comes to mind where the wrestling was really a big problem for him, but he still managed to survive the whole way. So I like Chimaez to win the fight, but I'm staying way away from that minus 1200.

But I'm going to be looking at the prop bets on distance of the fight. I think Chimaez will probably win this fight in the second half, maybe stop Diaz, even though that's no guarantee. But certainly I cannot play Khamzat at minus 1200.

MINTY BETS: All right, I love that pick and I'm right there with you. Thank you so much, Kevin.

KEVIN IOLE: Thanks, Minty.

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