UFC Fight Night : UFC 279 Diaz vs Ferguson - Fight Tonight, date, time, ticket, How to watch
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Nate Diaz can currently fight Tony Ferguson within the main event of UFC 279 in urban center once one in every of the craziest days in MMA history.
Diaz was at the start scheduled to face Khamzat Chimaev during a extremely anticipated face-off, just for the unconquered star to return in seven.5lbs overweight at Friday’s weigh-in and scupper the scheduled main event as a result.
The fight was in agreement at a weight of 171lbs.
Diaz stepped onto the scales initial and hit that range specifically.
Chimaev arrived later than his opponent and scaled 178.5lbs – 7.5lbs over the limit.
He was given a further hour to lose the additional weight, however created no conceive to do thus.
It would are nearly not possible for him to be ready to drop seven.5lbs during this time.
Thankfully, though, Ferguson was conjointly scheduled to air the cardboard against Li Jingliang.
Ferguson weighed in at 171lbs for that bout shortly before all the drama flat with the most event.
The UFC spent associate degree extended amount of your time understanding an answer on Fri, however ultimately found the subsequent resolution.
Diaz vs Ferguson can currently be the five-round main event at 171lbs.
Also on the cardboard, Chimaev can fight Kevin Kingdom of The Netherlands over 5 rounds at 180lbs once the try clashed before the conference that was off on weekday.
And, as a result Li Jingliang is ready to face Daniel Rodriguez, conjointly at 180lbs.
“Tony’s been around a protracted time, we must always have fought a protracted time agone,” Bartholomeu Dias same before alluding to the various failing makes an attempt of the UFC to form Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC 279: Fight card
- Nate Diaz vs Tony Ferguson
- Khamzat Chimaev vs Kevin Holland
- Li Jingliang vs Daniel Rodriguez
- Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson
- Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba
- Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa
- Jailton Almeida vs Anton Turkalj
- Denis Tiuliulin vs Jamie Pickett
- Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett
Early preliminary card
- Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf
- Chad Anheliger vs Alateng Heili
- Melissa Martinez vs Elise Reed
- Darian Weeks vs Yohan Lainesse