UFC 279: Main draw, Date, Location and More

As Khamzat Chimaev missed weight by 7.5 pounds on Friday morning, UFC rearranged the entire main draw as Nate Diaz will now be up against fellow UFC legend Tony Ferguson.

Aakash SrivastavaAuthor

Updated - 10 September 2022 02:36 PM


After a historic fight at Paris last week, Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in action with two incredibly super star fighters up against each other. As Khamzat Chimaev missed the weight by 7.5 pounds on Friday morning,  UFC has reshuffled the entire main draw as Nate Diaz will now be up against fellow UFC legend Tony Ferguson. 

Meanwhile, Chimaev is now fighting Kevin Holland at a 179-pound catchweight in the co-main event. This fight will grab a lot of headlines as both have been circling each other for months. The pair has already created a lot of noise ahead of the UFC 279 as both featured in a major scuffle backstage while UFC CEO Dana White was about to address the media, but due to reported tussle between both White had to cancel the pre-event presser.  

The pair had been arguing back and forth before things got physical. Reportedly, members of Diaz's entourage also got involved, with bottles being thrown. In another major shuffle, Li Jingliang, who was initially scheduled to fight Tony Ferguson will now face off Holland's old opponent Daniel Rodriguez. The UFC experts have hinted that Li Jingliang has emerged as a biggest looser as he went from prestige co-main event with a legend in Tony Ferguson to a really tough fight with a bigger man in Daniel Rodriguez. Let’s look at all the available information regarding highly anticipated UFC 279.

Event: UFC 279
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Date: September 10 (Saturday)

Main Card

Welterweight Bout: Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson

Catchweight (180 lb) Bout: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland

Catchweight (180 lb) Bout: Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez

Women's Catchweight (140 lb) Bout: 

Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson

Light Heavyweight Bout: Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba

Preliminary Card

Featherweight Bout: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa

Catchweight (220 lb) Bout: Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj

Middleweight Bout: Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett

Heavyweight Bout: Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett

Early Preliminary Card

Women's Featherweight Bout: Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf

Bantamweight Bout: Chad Anheliger vs. Alateng Heili

Women's Strawweight Bout: Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed

Welterweight Bout: Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse


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