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UFC 279 live outcomes and analysis– Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson

LAS VEGAS– When Friday ended, the UFC 279 primary card was totally various than the one set up when the day started.

In an extraordinary turn of occasions, the leading 3 battles set for Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena were all modified by Friday night, a domino effect triggered by once-headliner Khamzat Chimaev missing out on weight by 7.5 pounds. Nate Diaz, Chimaev’s anticipated challenger in the primary occasion, decreased to eliminate somebody who missed out on weight so terribly, rather naturally.

The UFC, led by primary company officer Hunter Campbell and president Dana White, rushed to improve the greatest bouts till late afternoon regional time. Completion outcome? Diaz will now satisfy Tony Ferguson in the welterweight UFC 279 centerpiece. In the co-main occasion, Chimaev will handle Kevin Holland at a 180-pound catchweight. Both bouts will be 5 rounds.

Diaz (20-13) is among the most popular fighters on the UFC lineup. The California local is entering into the last battle on his UFC agreement and has actually shown this will be his last battle in the UFC, a minimum of in the meantime. Diaz, 37, has actually lost 3 of 4, however almost knocked out Leon Edwards – who is now the UFC welterweight champ – in his newest battle in June 2021.

Ferguson (25-7) has actually dropped 4 in a row, most just recently a knockout loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 274 in May. The California local is a previous UFC interim light-weight champ. Ferguson, 38, won 12 straight battles from 2013 to 2019, connected for the UFC light-weight record streak with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Chimaev (11-0), an increasing star, was a frustrating favorite versus Diaz and the centerpiece was set to be a display of his abilities prior to he triggered the drama by missing out on weight by a lot. The 28-year-old Chechen fighter, who trains in Sweden, is 5-0 in the UFC with 4 surfaces. Holland (23-7, 1 NC), a 29-year-old Texan, is unbeaten in 3 straight battles.

Likewise on the card, Ferguson’s initial challenger, Li Jingliang, will satisfy Daniel Rodriguez, who initially was anticipated to deal with Holland. Plus, Irene Aldana and Macy Chiasson satisfy in a 140-pound catchweight bout and Johnny Walker and Ion Cutelaba clash in a fight of light heavyweights.


Battle in development: Heavyweight: Jake Collier (13-7, 5-6 UFC, -470) vs. Chris Barnett (22-8, 1-2 UFC, +360)


UFC 279 outcomes

Women’s featherweight: Norma Dumont (8-2, 4-2 UFC) def. Danyelle Wolf (1-1, 0-1 UFC) by consentaneous choice

She could not get her very first UFC blockage success, however it was still a dominant win.

Dumont battered Wolf on the feet and schooled her on the ground for a clear, consentaneous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) on the UFC 279 prelims.

Wolf is a fighter with some qualifications, however Dumont rocked her numerous times on the feet and dropped every two times in the 2nd round. In the 3rd, Dumont took Wolf down and landed ground and pounds. By that point, Wolf was sporting a black eye on her best eye and was bleeding from the nose.

Dumont, 31, has actually won 4 of her last 5 battles. The 31-year-old Brazilian was coming off a split choice loss to Macy Chiasson at UFC 274 in Might. Wolf, a 39-year-old training out of California, is a neophyte mixed martial arts fighter and previous nationwide Golden Gloves champ fighter who made her method onto the UFC in 2015 from Dana White’s Competitor Series.


Guy’s bantamweight: Alatengheili (15-8-2, 4-1-1 UFC) def. Chad Anheliger (12-6, 1-1 UFC) by consentaneous choice (See on ESPN+)

Alatengheili displayed powerful offense and strong defense in scoring his 2nd straight success inside the Octagon.

The 30-year-old from China wobbled Anheliger two times in the preliminary with straight right-hand men, bloodying him with the 2nd one, and continued to land the more harmful punches and kicks throughout. All 3 judges scored the battle 30-27 in his favor, providing him another success following a stretch in which he was winless in 2 directly.

Anheliger, 35 and from Calgary, Alberta, saw a 10-fight winning streak end. He didn’t decrease without a battle, however. In spite of being harmed early and outstruck for the majority of the battle, he stood his ground and exchanged with his challenger, landing some shots however never ever one that was a distinction maker.


Strawweight: Elise Reed (6-2, 2-2 UFC, +145) def. Melissa Martinez (7-1, 0-1 UFC) by consentaneous choice (See on ESPN+)

3 late takedowns by Reed made the distinction in a battle in between 2 ladies who invested much of their 15 minutes in the cage together in striking exchanges.

Reed, a 29-year-old from Princeton, New Jersey, appeared to have continual damage to her upper left leg in the 3rd round due to Martinez’s kicks. So Reed wisely went to her grappling video game to protect the win (29-28, 29-28, 29-28), every 2nd in the UFC.

Martinez, 25 from Mexico, entered her UFC launching unbeaten.


Welterweight: Yohan Lainesse (9-1, 1-1 UFC) def. Darian Weeks (5-3, 0-3 UFC) by bulk choice (See on ESPN+)

Lainesse made use of great footwork to stay away from difficulty and landed simply adequate offense to eke out the success in a fight of 2 fighters trying to find their very first UFC success.

Both fighters had problem getting much offense going. Weeks was the assailant for the majority of the 15 minutes however might not land much on his evasive challenger. All 3 judges scored the bout 29-28, with 2 choosing Lainesse.

Lainesse, a 30-year-old from Saint-Bruno, Canada, April had his very first profession defeat in his Octagon launching in. After Weeks’ initial challenger left, he took this battle on brief notification.

Weeks, who is 28 and from Sedalia, Missouri, has actually lost all 3 of his Octagon bouts after pertaining to the UFC unbeaten.


Still to come:

  • Welterweight: Nate Diaz (21-13, 15-11 UFC, +105) vs. Tony Ferguson (26-7, 15-5 UFC, -125)

  • Catchweight (180 pounds): Khamzat Chimaev (11-0, 5-0 UFC, -550) vs. Kevin Holland (23-7 1 NC, 10-4 1 NC UFC, +400)

  • Catchweight (180 pounds): Li Jingliang (19-7, 11-5 UFC, +130) vs. Daniel Rodriguez (16-2, 6-1 UFC, -155)

  • Women’s catchweight (140 pounds): Irene Aldana (13-6, 6-4 UFC, -180) vs. Macy Chiasson (9-2, 6-2 UFC, +155)

  • Light heavyweight: Johnny Walker (18-7, 4-4 UFC +180) vs. Ion Cutelaba (16-7-1 1 NC, 5-6-1 UFC, -220)

  • Guy’s featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu (13-2-1, 6-2 UFC, -220) vs. Julian Erosa (27-10, 5-5 UFC, +180)

  • Catchweight (220 pounds): Jailton Almeida (16-2, -700) vs. Anton Turkalj (8-0, +500)

  • Middleweight: Jamie Pickett (13-7, 2-3 UFC, -135) vs. Denis Tiuliulin (10-6, 0-1 UFC, +115)

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