UFC 279: ‘Diaz vs. Ferguson’ Live Results and Highlights

By Chris Taylor - September 10, 2022

The Octagon returns to Las Vegas for tonight’s UFC 279 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson.

UFC 279, Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson, Khamzat Chimaev, Kevin Holland, UFC

Diaz (20-13 MMA) was originally slated to face Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA) in tonight’s event headliner. However, after ‘Borz’ badly missed the welterweight limit of 171lbs, the promotion decided to switch things up and have ‘The Stockton Slugger’ take on ‘El Cucuy’ instead.

Nate Diaz will enter the final fight of his existing UFC contract looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. The Stockton native most recently competed in June of last year, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to reigning welterweight champion Leon Edwards.

Meanwhile, Tony Ferguson (25-7 MMA) will enter UFC 279 on a four-fight losing skid, with his most recent setback being a brutal knockout loss to Michael Chandler. ‘El Cucuy’ picked up his last win in June of 2019 when he defeated Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone via TKO.

UFC 279 is co-headlined by a 180lbs catchweight fight between Khamzat Chimaev and Kevin Holland.

Kevin Holland, Khamzat Chimaev, UFC 279

Chimaev (11-0 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since defeating Gilbert Burns by unanimous decision at UFC 273. ‘The Wolf’ has gone 5-0 thus far in his UFC career, with four of his five wins coming via finish.

Meanwhile, Kevin Holland (23-7 MMA) enters tonight’s co-headliner on a two-fight winning streak, his latest being a submission victory over Tim Means back in June. ‘Trailblazer’ has gone 2-2 with 1 no-contest over his past five Octagon appearances overall.

Get all of tonight’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

UFC 279 Main Card (10pm EST on PPV)

Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson – Diaz def. Ferguson via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:52 of Round 4

Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland – Chimaev def. Holland via submission (D’arce choke) at 2:13 of Round 1

Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez – Rodriguez def. Jingliang by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson – Aldana def. Chiasson via TKO at 2:31 of Round 3


Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cuțelaba – Walker def. Cutelaba via submission (RNC) at 4:37 of Round 1

UFC 279 Televised Prelims (8pm EST on ESPN+)

Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa – Erosa def. Dawodu by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj – Almeida def. Turkalj via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of Round 1

Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin – Tiuliulin def. Pickett via TKO at 4:52 of Round 2


Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett – Barnett def. Collier via TKO at 2:24 of Round 2

UFC 279 Early Prelims (6pm EST on ESPN+)

Danyelle Wolf vs. Norma Dumont – Dumont def. Wolf by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)

Alateng Heili vs. Chad Anheilger – Heili def. Anheliger by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez – Reed def. Martinez by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse – Lainesse def. Weeks by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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