UFC 279: Date, Fight Card, Location, Main Event Changes and more

Diaz vs Ferguson UFC 279 Main Event

UFC 279 is set to be another massive event for the biggest promotion in MMA, and we’ve got everything you need to know about the fight night!

The absolutely huge main event will see Nate Diaz returning to the octagon to take on Khamzat Chimaev at 170 pounds.

This could end up being the last time ever that we see Diaz make the famous walk to the cage for the UFC, so it won’t be a contest to miss.

Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 279, including the date, announced fight card thus far, location and more.


Latest News

UPDATE 10th September 2022

What are the betting odds for the new co-main event? Find out below!

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What are the betting odds for the new main event? Find out below!

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What time does Diaz fight on the card for fans in the UK to watch? Find out below:

Read More: What time does Nate Diaz fight at UFC 279?

Check out our prediction for the new co-main event below!

Read More: Kevin Holland vs Khamzat Chimaev Prediction: Big KO expected?

Chimaev has ‘blamed’ a British MMA star for missing weight!

Read More: Khamzat Chimaev ‘blames’ UK fighter for missing UFC 279 weight

Daniel Cormier addresses the massive changes to the card before fight night:

Read More: Daniel Cormier reacts to UFC 279 fight card changes

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Image courtesy the UFC official Twitter account

UPDATE 9th September 2022

Tony Ferguson will face Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 279 after Khamzat Chimaev failed to make weight on Friday!

Read More: Tony Ferguson replaces Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz in UFC 279 main event

Dana White has revealed the UFC 279 press conference was cancelled minutes after it began “for everybody’s safety”…

Read More: Dana White explains why he decided to cancel the UFC 279 press conference

Tony Ferguson vs Nate Diaz
Tony Ferguson will face Nate Diaz in the UFC 279 main event after replacing Khamzat Chimaev

UPDATE 8th September 2022

Khamzat Chimaev issues a warning to Nate Diaz!

Read More: UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev sends haunting warning to Nate Diaz

Kevin Holland had some unkind words for Khamzat Chimaev heading into UFC 279!

Read More: UFC 279: Kevin Holland believes Khamzat Chimaev is being fake

Tony Ferguson believes he can get Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement!

Read More: UFC 279: Tony Ferguson claims he will lure Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement

Check out the latest odds for the main event below:

Read More: Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz Betting Odds: What is available?

Hoping to watch the live stream? Find out how to below!

Read More: UFC 279 Press Conference Live Stream: How to watch

Check out our predictions for the main event below:

Read More: Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz Prediction: Big KO expected?

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 09: Khamzat Chimaev of Russia reacts as he is introduced for his welterweight fight against Gilbert Burns of Brazil during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

UPDATE 7th September 2022

Nate Diaz discusses the renewal of his UFC contract!

Read More: UFC 279: Nate Diaz reveals how close he came to signing new contract

Dana White admits he nearly had a scrap with Nate Diaz in a nightclub!

Read More: UFC 279: Dana White admits he nearly fought Nate Diaz

Find out the date for the event below:

Read More: What date is UFC 279?

Check out the full fight card for the event below:

Read More: What is the fight card for UFC 279?

Hoping to watch the event in the UK? Check out our guide to the start times below!

Read More: What is the UK Start Time of UFC 279?

Want to know how to watch the event live? We’re got you covered:

Read More: UFC 279 Live Stream: How to watch

Check out how to watch the weigh-ins for the fight card below!

Read More: UFC 279 Weigh-ins Live Stream: How to watch

Check out what time Chimaev fights on the night below!

Read More: What time does Khamzat Chimaev fight at UFC 279?

UFC 279 Chimaev vs Diaz Poster
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UPDATE 6th September 2022

Nate Diaz still wants to throw down with Conor McGregor one more time!

Read More: UFC 279: Nate Diaz still wants Conor McGregor trilogy fight to happen

Kamaru Usman isn’t a big fan of Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz!

Read More: UFC 279: Kamaru Usman gives honest opinion on Khamzat Chimaev vs Nate Diaz

Khamzat Chimaev has been accused of trying to start a fight with Paulo Costa at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas!

Read More: UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev accused of trying to start a fight with Paulo Costa at UFC PI

Khamzat Chimaev & Paulo Costa
Khamzat Chimaev has been accused of trying to start a fight with Paulo Costa.

UPDATE 5th September 2022

Nate Diaz reveals how his fight against Khamzat Chimaev got booked!

Read More: UFC 279: Nate Diaz explains how Khamzat Chimaev main event came together

Nate Diaz will launch his own mixed martial arts promotion after UFC 279!

Read More: UFC 279: Nate Diaz set to launch his own MMA promotion


UPDATE 29th August 2022

Khamzat Chimaev explains why he’s fighting Nate Diaz next month!

Read More: UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev explains why he’s fighting Nate Diaz


UPDATE 24th August 2022

Leon Edwards will gladly give Nate Diaz a title shot if he beats Khamzat Chimaev!

Read More: UFC 279: Leon Edwards will ‘100 per cent’ give Nate Diaz a title shot if he beats Khamzat Chimaev


UPDATE 17th August 2022

Dana White makes a big statement about Khamzat Chimaev’s future!

Read More: UFC 279: Dana White confirms Khamzat Chimaev will fight for title if he beats Nate Diaz


UPDATE 10th August 2022

Nate Diaz’s coach believes he is ‘a better grappler’ than Khamzat Chimaev…

Read More: UFC 279: Nate Diaz’s coach claims star is a better grappler than Khamzat Chimaev

Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev
Nate Diaz is a better grappler than Khamzat Chimaev says coach

UPDATE 5th August 2022

Jorge Masvidal wouldn’t be surprised to see Nate Diaz pull off the upset at UFC 279!

Read More: UFC 279: Jorge Masvidal shares prediction for Nate Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev


UPDATE 4th August 2022

Anthony Pettis wants people to put some respect on Nate Diaz’s name!

Read More: UFC 279: Anthony Pettis says Nate Diaz deserves ‘respect’ for taking Khamzat Chimaev fight


UPDATE 26th July 2022

Chimaev has sent a chilling threat to Diaz

Read More: UFC 279: Khamzat Chimaev sends chilling threat to Nate Diaz with ‘gangster’ comparison


UPDATE 23rd July 2022

Michael Bisping has made a pretty massive claim about the main event!

Read More: Michael Bisping makes massive claim about Diaz vs Chimaev

UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris
JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAY 16: UFC Announcer Michael Bisping looks on during UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

UPDATE 20th July 2022

Jake Paul has revealed he will be placing a big bet on the main event!

Read More: Jake Paul placing huge bet on Nate Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev

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Jake Paul gives his thoughts on an Anderson Silva fight

Date

UFC 273: Volkanovski v The Korean Zombie Zombie
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 09: Khamzat Chimaev of Russia punches Gilbert Burns of Brazil in their welterweight fight during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

UFC 279 will be taking place on Saturday, September 10th 2022.

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Announced Fight Card

UFC 202: Diaz v McGregor 2
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 20: (R-L) Nate Diaz punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight bout during the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The following contests have been confirmed for the event (as of writing on Saturday, September 10th 2022) by the official UFC website:

Early Prelims

  • Darian Weeks vs Yohan Lainesse – Welterweight Bout
  • Melissa Martinez vs Elise Reed – Women’s Strawweight Bout
  • Chad Anheliger vs Alatengheili – Bantamweight Bout
  • Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf – Women’s Featherweight Bout

Prelims

  • Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett – Heavyweight Bout
  • Denis Tiuliuin vs Jamie Pickett – Middleweight Bout
  • Jailton Almeida vs Anton Turkalj – Catchweight Bout
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa – Featherweight Bout

Main Card

  • Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba – Light Heavyweight Bout
  • Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson – Women’s Bantamweight Bout
  • Li Jingliang vs Daniel Rodriguez – Catchweight Bout
  • Khamzat Chimaev vs Kevin Holland – Catchweight Bout
  • Nate Diaz vs Tony Ferguson – Welterweight Main Event Bout

We will update this page as and when there are more contests confirmed for the UFC 279 fight card by the company.

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Location

UFC 273: Volkanovski v The Korean Zombie Zombie
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 09: Khamzat Chimaev of Russia looks on after his welterweight fight against Gilbert Burns of Brazil during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

UFC 279 will be taking place live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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