UFC 279 results begin live at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, September 10, on MMAWeekly.com. The fights take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click on the fight below in the UFC 279 results section for live stats or jump down to the UFC 279 written results. In-fight live stats and results provided courtesy of Fight Analytics.
The UFC 279 fight card was topped by a welterweight throwdown between undefeated Khamzat Chimaev and UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz. But then all hell broke loose, the UFC 279 fight card was reshuffled, leaving Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson as the revamped UFC 279 main event.
How to Watch UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson
- UFC 279 main card start time: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View
- UFC 279 prelims start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and ESPNews
- UFC 279 early prelims start time: 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass
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UFC 279 Results Live from Las Vegas
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UFC 279 Results: When, Where, and Who?
UFC 279 takes place on Saturday, September 10, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight card is topped by a welterweight showdown.
UFC 279 main event:
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson
Undefeated welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev (11-0) has blasted his way to a spotless record in the Octagon with wins over the likes of Gerald Meerschaert, Li Jingliang, and Gilbert Burns. Currently sitting at No. 3 in the UFC welterweight division, he was looking to send Nate Diaz packing. But then he was reportedly advised by the UFC medical team to stop cutting weight and came in 7.5 pounds heavy.
Nate Diaz (20-13) is a UFC enigma. His record is mediocre. He’s never won a UFC championship. But his tenacious, bad-boy style draws fans in droves or repels them en masse just the same. Always at odds with the UFC brass, Diaz was looking to upset Chimaev and quite possibly walk away into the sunset. This is the final fight on his current UFC contract. But after Chimaev missed weight, the bout was nixed and the UFC 279 fight card reshuffled.
Diaz now faces former lightweight standout Tony Ferguson (25-7), who is looking to breath new life into his career. Once one of the most feared fighters in the lightweight division, he las now lost four consecutive bouts. Moving up a division, Ferguson gets an opportunity to make an immediate splash at welterweight against one of the bigger names in the sport in Diaz. They’ll square off in the five-round UFC 279 headliner.
NEW UFC 279 co-main event: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
After Chimaev’s headlining opportunity slipped away, and through hours of negotiation, he was matched up with Kevin Holland (23-7, 1 NC). Holland was originally slated to face Daniel Rodriguez in a main card feature bout, but now gets the upgrade to a five-round UFC 279 co-main event at 180 pounds against Chimaev.
UFC 279 feature bout: Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Li Jingliang (19-7) is consistently flirting with the top ten of the welterweight division, but hasn’t been able to bust down the door. At UFC 279, he was eyeing a win over Tony Ferguson to propel him forward in the division, but now drops out of the co-main event to face Daniel Rodriguez(16-2).
Not only was Jingliang the odd-man out by losing his co-main event slot, but he agreed to face Rodriguez in a 180-pound catchweight bout after Rodriguez made weight of 179 pounds for his planned fight with Holland. Jingliang tipped the scales at 170.5 pounds.
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UFC 279 Live Results & Fight Card
UFC 279 – Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)
- Main Event – Welterweight: Nate Diaz defeated Tony Ferguson via submission (guillotine), Round 4 – 2:52
- Co-Main Event – Catchweight (180 lbs): Khamzat Chimaev defeated Kevin Holland via submission (d’arce choke), Round 1 – 2:13
- Catchweight (180 lbs): Daniel Rodriguez defeated Li Jingliang via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
- Women’s Catchweight (140 lbs): Irene Aldana defeated Macy Chiasson via TKO – Round 3, 2:21
- Light Heavyweight: Johnny Walker defeated Ion Cuțelaba via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 4:37
UFC 279 Results – Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPNews)
- Featherweight: Julian Erosa defeated Hakeem Dawdou via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Catchweight (220 lbs): Jailton Almeida defeated Anton Turkalj via submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1 – 4:27
- Middleweight: Denis Tiuliulin defeated Jamie Pickett via TKO, Round 2 – 4:52
- Heavyweight: Chris Barnett defeated Jake Collier via TKO, Round 2 – 2:24
UFC 279 Results – Early Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass)
- Women’s Featherweight: Norma Dumont defeated Danyelle Wolf via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
- Bantamweight: Alatengheili defeated Chad Anheliger via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Women’s Strawweight: Elise Reed defeated Melissa Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Welterweight: Yohan Lainesse defeated Darian Weeks via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
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