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UFC 279 Results: Khamzat Chimaev and Nate Diaz gets it done via stoppage!



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Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson will square off in the new main event at UFC 279. Photo: USA Today Sports

The highly anticipated UFC 279 main event turned out be to a very entertaining and gruelling fight between the two veterans Nate Diaz and Tony Ferguson. In the fourth round, Diaz was able to stop ”El Cucuy” with his career-tenth UFC submission.

After the fight there was alot of respect between the two popular UFC veterans.

“At least I got a worthy OG representative of mixed martial arts,” Diaz said in the post-fight interview.

In the co-main event, Khamzat Chimaev stopped Kevin Holland just over two minutes into the first round. The undefeated Swede streamrolled his opponent and finished him with a D’Arce choke submission.

”I’m the most dangerous guy here,” Chimaev said in the post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

On the prelims, Swedish powerhouse Anton “The Pleasure Man” Turkalj lost his short notice promotional debut against Brazil’s Jailton Almeida.

50 000 dollar bonuses

Jailton Almeida, Johnny Walker, Irene Aldana and Nate Diaz was awarded with 50 000 dollar bonuses for their performances at UFC 279.

Check out the official results below!

Read more: Swedish Anton Turkalj lost short notice UFC debut

UFC 279 – Official results

Main card

  • Welterweight: Nate Diaz def. Tony Ferguson via sub (guillotine), round 4
  • Catchweight: Khamzat Chimaev def. Kevin Holland via submission, round 1
  • Catchweight: Daniel Rodriguez def. Li Jingliang via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
  • Women’s bantamweight: Irene Aldana def. Macy Chiasson via TKO (kick), round 3
  • Light heavyweight: Johnny Walker def. Ion Cuțelaba via submission (RNC), round 1


  • Featherweight: Julian Erosa def. Hakeem Dawodu via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Catchweight (220 lbs): Jailton Almeida def. Anton Turkalj via submission (RNC), round 1
  • Middleweight: Denis Tiuliulin def. Jamie Pickett via TKO (punches), round 2
  • Heavyweight: Chris Barnett def. Jake Collier via TKO (punches), round 2

Early Prelims

  • Women’s featherweight: Norma Dumont def. Danyelle Wolf via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Bantamweight: Alatengheili def. Chad Anheliger via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Strawweight: Elise Reed def. Melissa Martinez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Welterweight: Yohan Lainesse def. Darian Weeks via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Read more: Nate Diaz reveals unexpected bout as the easiest of his career: “Coasted through that fight”

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