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

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

Who are you picking to win tonight’s main event between Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson? Share your predictions in the comment section PENN Nation!

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