Veteran referee Marc Goddard will function the third man within the octagon when Chimaev and Diaz conflict in a five-round welterweight bout on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.
Goddard is broadly thought of one of many high referees within the sport after not too long ago overseeing UFC fundamental occasions akin to Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3, Glover Teixeira vs. Jiri Prochazka and Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje.
The judges chosen by the fee embrace Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Ron McCarthy.
The welterweight showdown occurs as Diaz seeks to finish his relationship with the UFC with just one combat remaining on his present contract.
Diaz hasn’t fought since June 2021 when he misplaced a call to future UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards. Since that point, Diaz has been anxiously awaiting the chance to check free company however he had been unable to really safe a combat till now.
Whereas it’s potential Diaz might re-sign with the UFC afterwards, the 37-year-old veteran has mentioned by interviews and social media that he plans to exit the promotion to check the open marketplace for the primary time since he first signed with the promotion after successful The Final Fighter season 5 again in 2007.
As for Chimaev, the undefeated Chechen will look to maintain his successful streak going after partaking in a three-round struggle with Gilbert Burns in his final outing. Chimaev presently boasts an 11-0 file with a 5-0 resume within the UFC.