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UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz – Full Fight Card, Start Time & How to Watch



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Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimev will clash at UFC 279. Photo: Sarah Stier – USA TODAY Sports and Stefan Romare – Frontkick

On Saturday, UFC returns with a massive card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The stacked UFC 279 is headlined by a welterweight bout between rising star Khamzat Chimaev and seasoned veteran Nate Diaz. No. 3 ranked Chimaev is undefeated with five wins in the promotion, while Diaz comes into the fight with two straight losses against Jorge Masvidal and new-crowned champion Leon Edwards.

Promotional debut of Anton Turkalj

In the UFC 279 co-main event we will see former lightweight interim champion Tony Ferguson move up to welterweight to face the tough Li Jingliang.

The fans will also see the always entertaining Kevin Holland face Danial Rodriguez, as well as a big fight in the women’s bantamweight division when No. 4 ranked Irene Aldana takes on No. 10 Macy Chiasson.

UFC 279 also features the promotional debut of Swedens own Anton Turkalj. “The Pleasure Man” replaces Shamil Aburkahimov on short notice and faces Jailton Almeida in a catchweight bout (220 lbs). In his last fight, Turkalj defeated Acacio dos Santos at Dana White’s Contender Series in Las Vegas.

Read more: A closer look at Swedish UFC debutant Anton “The Pleasure Man” Turkalj!

UFC 279 – Full Fight Card

*Bout order and number of fights can change!

Main card

  • Welterweight: Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz
  • Welterweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Li Jingliang
  • Catchweight (180 lbs): Kevin Holland vs. Danial Rodriguez
  • Women’s bantamweight: Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Light heavyweight: Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba


  • Featherweight: Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
  • Catchweight (220 lbs) Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
  • Middleweight: Denis Tiuliulin vs. Jamie Pickett
  • Heavyweight: Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett
  • Women’s Featherweight: Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
  • Bantamweight: Chad Anheliger vs. Alatengheili
  • Women’s Strawweight: Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
  • Welterweight: Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse

Read more: UFC stars and experts predicts Khamzat vs. Diaz: “Going to be uncomfortable to watch!”

How to watch in Sweden and US

Sweden: The UFC 279 main card and prelims will be broadcasted by Viaplay with start 02.00 CET. The early prelimst 0.00 CET on UFC Fight Pass.

US: Main card will be broadcasted on ESPN+ PPV at 10 P.M. ET. Prelims starts at 8 P.M. ET on ESPNEWS/ESPN+, early prelims starts 6:00 P.M. ET on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass.

Read more: Nate Diaz launches own fight promotion “Real Fight Inc.”

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