UFC 279 is taking place Saturday night T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas. The card features 13 fights for viewers to enjoy and place a wager on. The early preliminary card starts at 6 p.m. on UFC Fight Pass. The preliminary card is next up at 8 p.m. on ESPNEWS. The big show gets started at 10 p.m. on ESPN+ PPV.
It has been a wild lead up to fight night thanks to a significant weigh-in issue. Khamzat Chimaev was set to face Nate Diaz in a main event bid to move up the welterweight ranks. However, he showed up to the weigh-in 7.5 pounds overweight and it resulted in six fighters and three different bouts change opponents.
We now get Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson at welterweight in the main event and a co-feature of Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland at a catchweight. Holland was scheduled to face Daniel Rodriguez while Ferguson was scheduled to face Li Jingliang. With the Ferguson and Chimaev moves, Rodriguez is now fighting
We’ll be providing full results tonight with all the winners below. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
UFC 279: Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson main card, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+
#11 Tony Ferguson (-140) vs. Nate Diaz (+120), welterweight
Results: Nate Diaz wins by submission (guillotine choke) at 3:00 of the fourth round.
#3 Khamzat Chimaev (-500) vs. Kevin Holland (+400), catchweight
Results: Khamzat Chimaev wins by submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:13 of Round 1.
#14 Li Jingliang (+140) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (-165), welterweight
Results: Daniel Rodriguez wins by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
#4 Irene Aldana (-180) vs. #10 Macy Chaisson (+155), women’s bantamweight
Results: Irene Aldana wins by TKO (liver kick) at 2:21 of Round 2.
OH MY GOD! Irene Aldana just finished Macy Chiasson with a kick to the liver from the ground!!! INSANE!!!! pic.twitter.com/i97gaIHn22— @ (@FTBeard7) September 11, 2022
#13 Johnny Walker (+170) vs. Ion Cutelaba (-200), light heavyweight
Results: Johnny Walker wins by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:37 of the first round
Preliminary card, 8 p.m., ESPNEWS
Hakeem Dawodu (-215) vs. Julian Erosa (+185), featherweight
Results: Julian Erosa wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jailton Almedia (-610) vs. Anton Turkalj (+460), catchweight
Results: Jailton Almedia wins by submission (rear naked choke) at :32 of the first round
Denis Tiuliulin (+110) vs. Jamie Pickett (-130), middleweight
Results: Denis Tiuliulin wins by TKO (punches) at 4:52 of the second round
Jake Collier (-450) vs. Chris Barnett (+360), heavyweight
Results: Chris Barnett wins by TKO (punches) at 2:24 of the second round
Early preliminary card, 6 p.m., UFC Fight Pass
#15 Norma Dumont (-365) vs. Danyelle Wolf (+300), women’s featherweight
Results: Norma Dumont wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chad Anheliger (+135) vs. Alatengheili (-155), bantamweight
Results: Alatengheili wins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Melissa Martinez (-170) vs. Elise Reid (+145), women’s strawweight
Results: Elise Reed wins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Darian Weeks (-120) vs. Yohan Lainesse (+100), welterweight
Results: Yohan Lainesse wins by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)