Within the occasion you’ve been away for the previous 48 hours, the UFC 279 has been virtually totally reshuffled.
Now not is the primary occasion Khamzat Chimaev towards Nate Diaz.
Chimaev was drastically overweight at weigh-ins, registering 7.5 kilos over the utmost non-title restrict. He now competes in a catchweight bout towards Kevin Holland, shedding a coveted spot in the primary occasion. Instead, that now belongs to Tony Ferguson. Moved out of his combat towards Li Jingliang, the brand new opponent for Ferguson is Diaz, making that the headline bout for 279. Jingliang will combat Daniel Rodriguez, whereas the opposite two bouts—Irene Aldana towards Macy Chiasson, which was modified to catchweight, and Johnny Walker towards Ion Cutelaba—stay a part of the cardboard.