The UFC 279 fight card has undergone some huge changes just one night before the fights begin in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Khamzat Chimaev, who was supposed to face Nate Diaz in a welterweight main event fight, ended up missing weight by almost eight pounds, leading to a dramatic shift in plans. Because Diaz hit the 171-pound weight limit for the main event, there was no way he should accept a fight with Chimaev, who came in much heavier. The UFC needed to make some rapid adjustments to save the event and keep Nate Diaz on the fight card.
Now, the UFC 279 main event is arguably better as Diaz is set to fight Tony Ferguson in a five-round welterweight fight. Ferguson had weighed in at welterweight for his fight with Li Jingliang in the co-main event, so it only made sense to slide him up into the main event slot for UFC 279.
Chimaev drops down to the co-main event and will now fight Kevin Holland, who had weighed in at 180 pounds for a catchweight bout with Daniel Rodriguez. Rodriguez and Jingliang are the remaining fighters and will also end up fighting on the main card, despite Rodriguez weighing almost nine pounds more than Jingliang.
Somehow, despite the panic and last-minute adjustments, UFC 279 looks better than it did yesterday. Here’s how to order and watch the UFC 279 PPV and see Nate Diaz fight Tony Ferguson on Saturday night.
How to watch UFC 279: Diaz vs. Ferguson
It’s never been easier to watch UFC PPV events in the United States. All of these special-order fight cards are exclusively available on ESPN+. Fight fans can simply order the fight card and then watch all of the action live on Saturday night and/or a replay following the event.
Fight fans who order the UFC 279 PPV can watch the fights live on on their TV by streaming through the
If you don’t have access to a TV or would prefer to watch it on another device, you can easily stream the event to your mobile device, desktop computer, tablet, or laptop, after ordering the PPV by using the official
UFC 279 PPV price
The UFC 279 PPV event will cost the same standard rate of $74.99. All UFC PPV fight cards can only be ordered by
Existing ESPN+ subscribers can order UFC 279 PPV for $74.99.
- Visit the ESPN+ website
- Follow the on-page instructions to log in and access the order page
- Select “UFC 279 PPV” and complete your order
- Visit the ESPN+ website
- Select “UFC 279 &
ESPN+ Bundle” or “The Disney Bundle”
- Click “Get Now”
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your order
The UFC 279 &
Updated UFC 279 fight card
Saturday, Sept. 10 – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Main Card – 10:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm PT only on
- Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson
- Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
- Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
- Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba
Prelims – 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT on ESPN+
- Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
- Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
- Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett
- Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett
Early Prelims– 6:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm PT on ESPN+
- Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
- Chad Anheliger vs. Alateng Heili
- Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
- Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse
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