Welcome to F4WOnline.com’s dwell protection of UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson, emanating from the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It has been a loopy week in Las Vegas because the Octagon is again dwelling with a combat card that noticed quite a few adjustments simply 24 hours earlier than the occasion, ending up with a welterweight headliner that includes probably the most well-liked fighters in UFC historical past in maybe his ultimate UFC combat.
Nate Diaz steps contained in the Octagon for maybe the ultimate time when he takes on Tony Ferguson within the five-round headliner after a loopy sequence of occasions noticed this combat made on Friday. Diaz was initially slated to combat Khamzat Chimaev in the primary occasion, however Chimaev missed weight by seven-and-a-half kilos and Diaz refused to combat him, so Ferguson was moved into the headline slot.
Chimaev will stay on the cardboard, however he’ll now combat Kevin Holland within the co-main occasion, which may also be 5 rounds. Holland was scheduled to combat Daniel Rodriguez in a 180-pound catchweight combat, however was shifted to combat Chimaev after the 2 had a heated trade that just about led to blows backstage on the UFC 279 press convention on Thursday, and since they weighed inside a pound of one another as effectively.
Two fighters impacted by these adjustments, Li Jingliang and Daniel Rodriguez, will now combat one another after agreeing regardless of an eight-and-a-half-pound weigh-in distinction between the 2. Additionally on the primary card is a ladies’s catchweight bout pitting Irene Aldana towards Macy Chiasson, and an thrilling gentle heavyweight bout between Johnny Walker and Ion Cutelaba.
Observe together with our dwell protection of the occasion starting at 6 PM japanese time with preliminary motion all the best way through the primary card.
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> Welterweights- Darian Weeks (5-2, 0-2 UFC) vs. Yohan Lainesse (8-1, 0-1 UFC)
> Ladies’s Strawweights- Melissa Martinez (7-0, 0-0 UFC) vs. Elise Reed (5-2, 1-2 UFC)
> Bantamweights- Chad Anheliger (12-5, 1-0 UFC) vs. Alatengheili (15-8-2, 3-1-1 UFC)
> Ladies’s Featherweights- #15 WBW Norma Dumont (7-2, 3-2 UFC) vs. Danyelle Wolf (1-0, 0-0 UFC)
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> Heavyweights- Jake Collier (13-7, 5-6 UFC) vs. Chris Barnett (22-8, 1-2 UFC)
> Middleweights- Denis Tiuliulin (10-6, 0-1 UFC) vs. Jamie Pickett (13-7, 2-3 UFC)
> 220-pound Catchweights- Jailton Almeida (16-2, 2-0 UFC) vs. Anton Turkalj (8-0, 0-0 UFC)
> Featherweights- Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1, 6-2 UFC) vs. Julian Erosa (27-9, 5-5 UFC)
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> Mild Heavyweights- #13 Johnny Walker (18-7, 4-4 UFC) vs. Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1 1 NC, 5-6-1 UFC)
> 140-pound Ladies’s Catchweights- #4 WBW Irene Aldana (13-6, 6-4 UFC) vs. #10 WBW Macy Chiasson (8-2, 6-2 UFC)
> 180-pound Catchweights- #14 WW Li Jingliang (19-7, 11-5 UFC) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (16-2, 6-1 UFC)
> 180-pound Catchweights- #3 WW Khamzat Chimaev (11-0, 5-0 UFC) vs. Kevin Holland (23-7 1 NC, 10-4 1 NC UFC)
> Welterweights- Nate Diaz (20-13, 15-11 UFC) vs. #11 LW Tony Ferguson (25-7, 15-5 UFC)