The main event of UFC 279 was supposed to feature Nate Diaz vs. Khamzat Chimaev, but this fight was changed due to Chimaev missing weight by 7.5 pounds. Instead, Diaz will now face Tony Ferguson.
Nate Diaz is a fighter who uses his endless reserves of endurance to tire out opponents
Nate Diaz’s style is one of the most unique and impressive in the UFC. He uses a lazy, cool approach to boxing that incorporates elements of unlicensed boxing and MMA. Although his style isn’t textbook, it can be effective when it tires an opponent out.
Khamzat Chimaev is undefeated
If you’re looking for an undefeated welterweight prospect, you might want to check out Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279 this Saturday. The Russian is undefeated and has five straight wins. He beat John Philips in his UFC debut, and then beat Gerald Meerschaert and Rhys McKee. His most recent win was over Jingliang Li, who he stopped in the first round.
Nate Diaz fights Tony Ferguson
UFC 279 will feature a bout between former lightweight champion Nate Diaz and British featherweight Tony Ferguson. The fight is set for September 10 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Both fighters are on the UFC’s contract for one more fight. Diaz’s last fight was a TKO defeat of Jorge Masvidal. Ferguson was a decision loss to Beneil Dariush. The former interim lightweight champion has won his last 18 matches.
Khamzat Chimaev fights Gilbert Burns in UFC 278
Khamzat Chimaev is one of the most highly-rated fighters in the UFC, and he will be making his return to action on Saturday in the UFC 279 main event. Originally scheduled to fight Nate Diaz, Chimaev will face an opponent he has not faced before.
Nate Diaz fights Jailton Almeida
UFC 279 is a mixed martial arts event that will be held on Friday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main event will feature Khamzat Chimaev versus Nate Diaz. Other notable fights on the card include Kevin Holland versus Daniel Rodriguez. The event will be broadcast on ESPN+, ESPNews, and FightCenter.
Nate Diaz fights Khamzat Chimaev
UFC 279 is set to kick off Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight card has already seen several changes, including Khamzat Chimaev missing weight by 7.5 pounds. As a result, Nate Diaz will now fight Tony Ferguson instead. Both fighters weighed in at 170.5 pounds on Friday.
Tony Ferguson fights Jingliang
UFC 279 will see Tony Ferguson face Chinese striker Li Jingliang. Ferguson has struggled to land takedowns in his career, but he should be able to do so against Jingliang. The Chinese striker has an elite striking game and has 10 knockouts. He is also 38 years old, which could be a factor in this fight.