Aside from the welterweight match between Diaz and the undefeated Chimaev, the main card of UFC 279 includes a welterweight bout between Li Jingliang and Tony Ferguson, a catchweight bout between Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguez, a women’s bantamweight bout between Irene Aldana and Macy Chiasson, and a light heavyweight bout between Johnny Walker and Ion Cuţelaba.
All ESPN+ and Disney Bundle customers will be able to watch the UFC 279 preliminary bouts beginning at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The early preliminary bouts will be available on UFC Fight Pass ($9.99 per month or $95.99 per year) beginning at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.
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The main program for UFC 279 is available for a pay-per-view fee in the United States and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service.
Earlier fights can be seen live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app, and UFC Fight Pass for early preliminary fights.
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The main card will be broadcast on BT Sport in the United Kingdom, with the preliminary fights available on UFC Fight Pass.
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Saturday, September 10
6:15 p.m. ET | 11:15 p.m. BST | 8 a.m. AEST
Preliminaries begin at 8 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. BST | 10 a.m. AEST.
The main event begins at 10 p.m. ET | 3 a.m. BST | 12 p.m. AEST.
The main event will begin at 12:15 a.m. ET | 5:15 a.m. BST | 2:15 p.m. AEST (Approximately)
In addition to the impromptu main event, Chimaev will now face Kevin Holland in a catchweight co-main event. UFC 279 will also have a welterweight bout between Li Jingliang and Daniel Rodriguez and a light heavyweight brawl between Johnny Walker and Ion Cutelaba. The undercard for the “Prelims” isn’t as loaded as usual, but there’s enough meat on the bone to get us to showtime.
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10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT Main Card (ESPN+ PPV)
Tony Ferguson vs. Nate Diaz
Kevin Holland vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Li Jingliang
Macy Chiasson vs. Irene Aldana
Ion Cutelaba vs. Johnny Walker
Undercard ‘Prelims’ (ESPN/ESPN+)
8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT
Julian Erosa vs. Hakeem Dawodu
Anton Turkalj vs. Jailton Almeida
Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin
Chris Barnett vs. Jake Collier
Undercard ‘Prelims’ (ESPN/ESPN+)
6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT
Danyelle vs. Norma Dumont Wolf
Alateng Heili vs. Chad Anheliger
Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez
Yohan Lainesse vs. Darian Weeks
Nate Diaz is a fan favorite thanks to his aggressive fighting style and willingness to take on all comers. He is a true martial artist with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a background in boxing and wrestling.
Diaz’s first fight with Ferguson was his first bout at lightweight, and he proved that he belonged by submitting the then-champion in the second round. Since then, Diaz has gone on to have mixed results at lightweight, but he is always exciting to watch.
Diaz is coming into this fight on the back of a win over Anthony Pettis, which he took on short notice. He will be looking to use his experience and grappling skills to nullify Ferguson’s offense and take home the win.
Tony Ferguson is one of the most talented and well-rounded fighters in the UFC. He is a former lightweight champion and has been on an incredible run since losing the title to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
Ferguson has won 12 straight fights, with his last loss coming over three years ago. He is a dangerous striker with excellent takedown defense and has finished nine of his previous 12 opponents.
Ferguson will be looking to avenge his loss to Diaz and prove that he is still the best lightweight in the world. He will be the favorite going into the fight, but Diaz has shown that he can beat him.
This is sure to be an exciting rematch between two of the best lightweight fighters in the world. Both men are coming off wins and will be looking to prove that they are the best in the division. Be sure to catch UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson on September 10, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.