UFC 279 experienced an unusual series of events on Friday, that could have actually worked in their favor for PPV buys. After a poor weigh-in attempt from Khamzat Chimaev, who missed the mark by 7-pounds. Now the main event has been altered to Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev will take on Kevin Holland.
We review the latest UFC 279 odds for Chimaev vs Holland with a fight prediction.
Chimaev vs Holland Odds
The oddsmakers from all the online sports betting sites are in agreeance that Khamzat Chimaev, has an average win probability here of 84%. Even though Chimaev didn’t seem motivated to make weight, he will have a big fighting style advantage over Kevin Holland.
The underdog Kevin “Trailblazer” Holland has stepped up to face “Borz” after originally been scheduled to take on Daniel Rodriguez. You can bet $100 on Holland to pull off the upset at UFC 279, to net $430.
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Chimaev vs Holland Prediction
One of the fastest-rising UFC stars Khamzat Chimaev was destined for championship status, with a win over the originally scheduled fight against Nate Diaz. Chimaev started his UFC run in July 2020 and has since made a knockout against John Phillips. Chimaev would go on to pick up his next UFC victory only 10 days later and was blasted by Rhys McKee in only one round.
After defeating McKee, “Borz” went on to pick up wins over Gerald Meerschaert and went five-hard rounds against Gilbert Burns at UFC 273 in April. This fight lowered the bar slightly for Chimaev, who seems unstoppable. Nevertheless, he went 4-0 in the UFC and is favored to make that 5-0 against Kevin Holland at UFC 279.
Holland is strong and can do plenty of damage with just one shot. Apart from that, it is five rounds now. Holland is most effective, so if he survives the first attack from “Borz”, we could be looking at another massive upset here.
Now there’s the entire issue of how Chimaev deals with everything. Instead of being beloved, he’s now the heel, how does that play? When he fought Gilbert Burns, Chimaev got dragged into a brawl he probably lost in light of his ego, and he will now try fighting the guy nicknamed “Big mouth” whos at war with and will never quit speaking poorly to him inside the cage.
Overall Chimaev has a very good chance to defeat Holland’s skill should Holland trip up. The most likely outcome here is Chimaev beats Holland up, takes Holland down, and finishes in the first.
Betting Pick: Chimaev by TKO/KO.
Where to watch UFC 279
- When: Saturday, September 10, 2022
- Time: 10:00 PM EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Where to Watch: PPV