The UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz fight card is official and all the matches are announced for this Saturday, September 10th, from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, NV.
The headliner for this one is the #3 welterweight, and rising superstar in the sport, Khamzat Chimaev vs a legend in the sport, taking what is likely to be his last UFC match, Nate Diaz. The odds are staggeringly in the favor of the talented new star but the anticipation of the upcoming fights has not let up one bit.
The co-main event of the evening will be ‘The Leech’, Chinese fighter Li Jingliang #14 taking on the long awaited return of Tony Ferguson #11. Ferguson is coming off of four straight losses, most recently his head kick KO loss which is now the pinnacle of Michael Chandlers highlight reel at UFC 274.
Included are the first two episodes of the UFC 279 Embedded: VLog Series, courtesy of the UFC. Below the videos are the remaining matchups of the UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz fight card.
UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz Fight Card
Main Card (airing at 9:00 PM CDT on ppv thru ESPN +)
Khamzat Chimaev #3 (11-0-0), (-1150) vs Nate Diaz (21-13-0), (+750) – welterweight bout
Li Jingliang #14 (19-7-0) vs Tony Ferguson #11 (26-7-0) – welterweight bout
Kevin Holland (23-7-0, 1NC), (-190) vs Daniel Rodriguez (16-2-0), (+160) – catchweight bout
Irene Aldana #4 (13-6-0), (-190) vs Macy Chiasson #10 (9-2-0), (+160) – women’s bantamweight bout
Johnny Walker #13 (18-7-0), (+155) vs Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1), (-180) – light heavyweight bout
Prelims (airing on ESPN + at 7:00 PM CDT)
Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1), (-225) vs Julian Eros (27-10-0), (+190) – featherweight bout
Shamil Abdurakhimov #14 (20-7-0), (+500) vs Jailton Almeida (16-2-0), (-675) – heavyweight bout
Denis Tiuliulin (10-6-0), (+115) vs Jamie Pickett (13-7-0), (-135) – middleweight bout
Jake Collier (13-7-0), (-345) vs Chris Barnett (22-8-0), (+285) – heavyweight bout
Early Prelims (airing on UFC Fight Pass at 5:00 PM CDT)
Norma Dumont #14 (7-2-0), () vs Danyelle Wolf (1-0-0), () – women’s featherweight bout
Chad Anheliger (12-5-0), (+150) vs Alatengheili (15-8-2), (-175) – bantamweight bout
Melissa Martinez (debut) vs Elise Reed (5-2-0) – women’s strawweight bout
Darian Weeks (5-2-0), (-135) vs Yohan Lainesse (8-1-0), (+115) – welterweight bout
That sums it up for the UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz fight card. We will be updating the odds and revisions to the bouts as the UFC releases them. For all of our latest UFC News articles, results and more check the link.
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