UFC 279, UFC 279 results

UFC 279 results – Diaz vs. Ferguson

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It’s fight day, and even before it begins, UFC 279 will go down as one of the strangest UFC cards to take place in the promotion’s history.

Khamzat Chimaev, who was scheduled to meet Nate Diaz in the event’s main event, came in 7.5 pounds overweight of the welterweight limit of 171-pounds.

As a result, Diaz did not want to take the fight, citing that Chimaev was “cheating.”

A last-minute Hail Mary allowed for Chimaev to move down the card and fight Kevin Holland, while Diaz will now meet Tony Ferguson in the new main event.

Ferguson was originally scheduled to face Li Jingliang in a welterweight bout in the co-main event.

Li will now face Holland’s originally scheduled opponent, Daniel Rodriguez.

Rodriguez vs. Holland was originally booked as a 180-pound catchweight bout and Li weighed in today 170.5 pounds, while Rodriguez weighed 179 prior to the fight card changes.

UFC 279 results below:

Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)

Nate Diaz defeated Tony Ferguson via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 4, 2:52

Khamzat Chimaev defeated Kevin Holland via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 2:13

Daniel Rodriguez defeated Li Jingliang via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Irene Aldana defeated Macy Chiasson via TKO – Round 3, 2:21

Johnny Walker defeated Ion Cutelaba via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:37

Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET)

Julian Erosa defeated Hakeem Dawodu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jailton Almeida defeated Anton Turkalj via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:27

Denis Tiuliulin defeated Jamie Pickett via TKO – Round 2, 4:52

Chris Barnett defeated Jake Collier via TKO – Round 2, 2:24

Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET)

Norma Dumont defeated Danyelle Wolf via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Alateng Heili defeated Chad Angeliger via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Elise Reed defeated Melissa Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Yohan Lainesse defeated Darian Weeks via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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