The UFC is anticipating to promote out the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas tonight with an occasion that highlights two of the preferred, and fascinating, characters within the sport. UFC 279 options tremendous prospect turned title contender Khamzat Chimaev taking over the fiercely completely different Nate Diaz, in what could possibly be his ultimate Octagon look.
Many predict Chimaev to run by Diaz, however it is best to by no means depend out a Diaz Brother. And the youthful Diaz would possibly properly have a trick up his sleeve. On condition that Diaz is preventing Chimaev simply to see out his UFC contract, there can also be some weirdness on faucet.
The co-main occasion for this one can be intriguing. Tony Ferguson is returning the welterweight division on Saturday. His first problem on this new part of his profession is posed by Li Jingliang.
Rounding out the PPV card is Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba, Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez and Irena Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson.
The prelims get an thrilling featherweight conflict within the featured spot with Hakeem Dawudo vs. Julian Erosa. There’s additionally a match-up of undefeated UFC heavyweights Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj.
The early prelims are headlined by Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf.
However earlier than any of those fights can occur, the fighters should weigh-in!
You’ll be able to watch the official weigh-ins proper right here. The stream under goes dwell at 11:50 AM ET.
And don’t miss the ceremonial weigh-ins, there could possibly be fireworks there contemplating who’s in the principle occasion. It begins at 7PM ET.
Major Card (10PM ET on ESPN+ PPV)
Welterweight: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz (171)
Welterweight: Li Jingliang (170.5) vs. Tony Ferguson (171)
Catchweight (180 lbs): Kevin Holland (179.5) vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Bantamweight: Irena Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
Mild heavyweight: Johnny Walker (205) vs. Ion Cutelaba (205.5)
Prelims (8PM ET on ESPN)
Featherweight: Hakeem Dawudo vs. Julian Erosa
Catchweight (220 lbs): Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
Middleweight: Jamie Pickett (185.5) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (186)
Heavyweight: Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett
Early Prelims (6PM ET on ESPN/ESPN+)
Featherweight: Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
Bantamweight: Chad Anheliger (135.5) vs. Alatengheili (135)
Strawweight: Elise Reed (113.5) vs. Melissa Martinez (115.5)
Welterweight: Darian Weeks (170.5) vs. Yohan Lainesse (171)