Another numbered gala evening of the world’s largest MMA organization is already taking place this weekend. The UFC 279 tournament will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA.
He will return to the UFC octagon this coming weekend Nate Diaz, one of the organization’s biggest stars. The fighter has the last fight in his current contract, which he has been asking for for many months. The UFC has now fulfilled his wish and prepared one of the most dangerous welterweight fighters for his opponent Khamzata Chimaeva.
Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA) last fought in April this year at the UFC 273 tournament, where he defeated former title challenger Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision after a great battle.
“Borz” he took the UFC by storm, winning all five fights he entered. He is currently ranked third in the UFC welterweight rankings.
Nate Diaz (20-13 MMA) has not appeared in the Octagon since last June. At UFC 263, he lost by unanimous decision to Leon Edwards, the current UFC welterweight champion.
At the end of the fifth round, Diaz gave Edwards a big shake when he managed to hit him hard, but he had no time left to finish “Rocky”..
We’ll see in the second match of the evening Tony Ferguson’s welterweight debutin which he faces the dangerous by Li Jingliang. “El Cucuy” has lost 4 fights in a row and it is questionable if another possible loss will lead to his end in the UFC Octagon.
The tournament will also feature other well-known names such as Kevin Holland, Daniel Rodriguez, Johnny Walker or Ion Cutelaba.
Where to watch UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz
Date: September 10, 2022 (night from Saturday to Sunday)
Place: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
Where to watch the tournament:
00:00 – Early Prelims (UFC Fight Pass)
02:00 – Prelims (UFC Fight Pass)
04:00 – Main Card (Premier Sports / PPV)
UFC 279 Match Card: Chimaev vs. Diaz
170 lbs: Khamzat Chimaev (11-0) vs. Nate Diaz (20-13)
170 lbs: Tony Ferguson (25-7) vs. Jingliang Li (19-7)
180 lbs: Kevin Holland (23-7) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (16-2)
135 lbs: Irene Aldana (13-6) vs. Macy Chiasson (8-2)
205 lbs: Johnny Walker (18-7) vs. Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1)
145 lbs: Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1) vs. Julian Erosa (27-9)
220 lbs: Jailton Almeida (16-2) vs. Anton Turkalj (8-0)
185 lbs: Jamie Pickett (13-7) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (10-6)
265 lbs: Jake Collier (13-7) vs. Chris Barnett (22-8)
145 lbs: Norma Dumont (7-2) vs. Danielle Wolf (1-0)
135 lbs: Chad Angeliger (12-5) vs. Heili Alateng (15-8-2)
115 lbs: Elise Reed (5-2) vs. Melissa Martinez (7-0)
170 lbs: Darian Weeks (5-2) vs. Yohan Lainesse (8-1)
Source: UFC | Tapology