Let $X \sim \chi^2_n$ random variable. I am looking for a large deviation upper bound for $X$. The answer here, says that

Since you said that you're looking for an upper bound, it should also be noted that an examination of the proof of Cramer's theorem shows that you can actually get uniform exponential upper bounds (and not just asymptotics as stated above). In fact, $$ P(X_n < cn) \leq e^{-n I(c)}, \quad \forall n\geq 1, \text{ and } 0 < c < 1. $$

This bound will be quite useful to me, but I don't quite see how the proof follow's from Cramer's theorem. I am looking at the proof of Cramer's Theorem here, and I don't see how I can get rid of the asymptotics.