What a crazy lead up to fight week in the newly rebranded UFC 279 Diaz vs Ferguson fight card. That’s right, after some bad behavior backstage leading up the press conference an altercation between Kevin Holland and Khamzat Chimaev lead to an alleged backstage brawl.
Since Chimaev missed weight by eight pounds the UFC has moved Chimaev to the co-main event against Kevin Holland and Tony Ferguson will step into the main event against Diaz. Leaving Jingliang to face Daniel Rodriguez in the welterweight division.
The event will still go live on Saturday, September 10th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Here’s a link to the face off video. Many fans are stating that this is the preferred matchup and look forward to the changes to the card.
UFC 279 Diaz vs Ferguson Fight Card
Main Card (airing at 9:00 PM CDT on ppv thru ESPN +)
Nate Diaz (21-13-0), (+100) vs Tony Ferguson #11 (26-7-0), (-120) – welterweight bout
Khamzat Chimaev #3 (11-0-0), (-580) vs Kevin Holland (23-7-0, 1NC), (+440) vs – catchweight bout
Li Jingliang #14 (19-7-0), (+135) vs Daniel Rodriguez (16-2-0), (-155) – welterweight bout
Irene Aldana #4 (13-6-0), (-390) vs Macy Chiasson #10 (9-2-0), (+320) – women’s bantamweight bout
Johnny Walker #13 (18-7-0), (+170) vs Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1), (-200) – light heavyweight bout
Prelims (airing on ESPN + at 7:00 PM CDT)
Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1), (-210) vs Julian Eros (27-10-0), (+180) – featherweight bout
Shamil Abdurakhimov #14 (20-7-0), (+500) vs Jailton Almeida (16-2-0), (-675) – heavyweight bout
Denis Tiuliulin (10-6-0), (+110) vs Jamie Pickett (13-7-0), (-130) – middleweight bout
Jake Collier (13-7-0), (-410) vs Chris Barnett (22-8-0), (+330) – 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), (+145) vs Alatengheili (15-8-2), (-170) – bantamweight bout
Melissa Martinez (debut) vs Elise Reed (5-2-0) – women’s strawweight bout
Darian Weeks (5-2-0), (-120) vs Yohan Lainesse (8-1-0), (+100) – welterweight bout
That sums it up for the UFC 279 Diaz vs Ferguson 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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