The UFC 279 Weigh ins Chimaev vs Diaz fighters have hit the scales and the work has been put in. Of the 26 combatants 23 hit the mark and 3 missed, it just happened to be the main draw of the card, Khamzat Chimaev, who missed by eight pounds. Chris Barnett and Hakeem Dawodu also missed their marks and will likely forfeit a percentage of their fight money. The fight goes live from Vegas on Saturday, September 10, 2022 with early prelims kicking off at 5:00PM CDT via the UFC Fight Pass. With the main card being in jeopardy of getting cancelled or changed.
The main event of the card will be the rising superstar in the sport Khamzat Chimaev, currently ranked 3rd in the welterweight division, vs Nate Diaz, season 5 Ultimate Fighter winner and UFC legend.
The fight has drawn a lot of speculation as to why it was made in the first place. Diaz had called out many fighters in the division to satisfy his contract with the UFC but those matches were not made. If Diaz wins the match, then Chimaev will have a long road ahead of him to make another run at the title and Diaz will have satisfied his contract with the UFC who could then lose a title contender.
If Chimaev wins, which seems likely considering the odds, then it does little to rise his rankings. Considering that he is fighting a seasoned veteran in the sport who may be on his way out. However, hard core fans will know that another real trial awaits Chimaev and a good performance here will likely increase his fan base.
The co-main event of the evening will be the Chinese phenom Li ‘Leech’ Jingliang #14 vs Tony Ferguson #11 in the welterweight division. The ‘Leech’ has won five of his last seven bouts with one of those losses coming from headliner Khamzat Chimaev. Ferguson looks to get his record back into the win column having lost his last four fights, although his opponents were the best in the division.
Here’s a video of the UFC 279″ Live Weigh-In Show, courtesy of the UFC. Below the video are the remaining UFC 279 Weigh in results, which will be updated as they roll in.
UFC 279 Weigh Ins Chimaev vs Diaz
Main Card (airing at 9:00 PM CDT on ppv thru ESPN +)
Khamzat Chimaev #3 (11-0-0), (-1150), (178.5lbs) vs Nate Diaz (21-13-0), (+750), (171lbs) – welterweight bout
Li Jingliang #14 (19-7-0), (170.5lbs) vs Tony Ferguson #11 (26-7-0), (171lbs) – welterweight bout
Kevin Holland (23-7-0, 1NC), (-200), (179.5lbs) vs Daniel Rodriguez (16-2-0), (+170), (179lbs) – catchweight bout
Irene Aldana #4 (13-6-0), (-180), (137.5lbs) vs Macy Chiasson #10 (9-2-0), (+155), (l139.5bs) – women’s bantamweight bout
Johnny Walker #13 (18-7-0), (+165), (205lbs) vs Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1), (-195), (205.5lbs) – light heavyweight bout
Prelims (airing on ESPN + at 7:00 PM CDT)
Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1), (-225), (149.5lbs) vs Julian Eros (27-10-0), (+190), (146lbs) – featherweight bout
Anton Turkalj (8-0-0), (-675), (214lbs) vs Jailton Almeida (16-2-0), (+500), (216.5lbs) – 220lb catchweight bout
Denis Tiuliulin (10-6-0), (+110), (186lbs) vs Jamie Pickett (13-7-0), (-130), (185.5lbs) – middleweight bout
Jake Collier (13-7-0), (-410), (265lbs) vs Chris Barnett (22-8-0), (+330), (267.5lbs) – heavyweight bout
Early Prelims (airing on UFC Fight Pass at 5:00 PM CDT)
Norma Dumont #14 (7-2-0), (), (146lbs) vs Danyelle Wolf (1-0-0), (), (146lbs) – women’s featherweight bout
Chad Anheliger (12-5-0), (+145), (135.5lbs) vs Heili Alateng (15-8-2), (-170), (135lbs) – bantamweight bout
Melissa Martinez (debut), (113.5lbs) vs Elise Reed (5-2-0), (115.5lbs) – women’s strawweight bout
Darian Weeks (5-2-0), (-125), (170.5lbs) vs Yohan Lainesse (8-1-0), (+105), (171lbs) – welterweight bout
That sums it up for the UFC 279 weigh ins Chimaev vs Diaz. We’ll continue to update as the results come in and we can hopefully hear more about the big weight miss for Chimaev at UFC 279. Be sure to catch all the action Saturday and check back for all of our latest UFC News articles, results and more via the link.
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