September 30, 2022

UFC 279 is sort of upon us and the principle occasion shall be headlined by Nate Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev this weekend.

Southpaw star Diaz misplaced to Leon Edwards on his UFC return final summer time however is now able to return to the Octagon once more.


Diaz will tackle Chimaev at UFC 279

Within the remaining combat of his present contract, he’ll tackle unbeaten Swede Chimaev who noticed off Gilbert Burns by way of a unanimous determination at UFC 273 in April.

The California native has made it clear he has little interest in re-signing with MMA’s premier promotion proper now and has hinted at his future plans by unveiling plans to launch a rival competitor.

Diaz’s remaining UFC showdown must be an exciting welterweight conflict and there shall be a lot extra elite motion on the Las Vegas card.

Tony Ferguson will face off towards Li Jingliang whereas the likes of Kevin Holland and Johnny Walker shall be underneath the lights too.

UFC 279: Date and tips on how to comply with

This fundamental occasion is scheduled to happen on Saturday, September 10 and is being held on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

The prelim motion will begin at midnight for UK followers with the principle card kicking off at 3am on Sunday morning.

Chimaev vs Diaz can then be anticipated at round 5am.

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The motion shall be proven dwell on BT Sport 1 and their protection will begin at 1am.

talkSPORT may also have all of the build-up and response to the occasion all through combat week.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 by way of the web site, click on HERE for the dwell stream. You can too pay attention by way of the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, by way of your sensible speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Chimaev is undefeated in MMA so far


Chimaev is undefeated in MMA up to now

UFC 279: Battle card

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Essential card

  • MAIN EVENT: Nate Diaz vs Khamzat Chimaev
  • Tony Ferguson vs Li Jingliang
  • Daniel Rodriguez vs Kevin Holland         
  • Irene Aldana vs Macy Chiasson
  • Johnny Walker vs Ion Cutelaba

Preliminary card

  • Hakeem Dawodu vs Julian Erosa
  • Jamie Pickett vs Denis Tiuliulin
  • Jake Collier vs Chris Barnett
  • Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
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Early preliminary card

  • Norma Dumont vs Danyelle Wolf
  • Alateng Heili vs Chad Anheliger
  • Elise Reed vs Melissa Martinez
  • Darian Weeks vs Yohan Lainesse

Edwards put on a clinic against Diaz last summer


Edwards placed on a clinic towards Diaz final summer time

UFC 279: What has been mentioned?

Jingliang believes Diaz can discover a ‘miracle’ towards Chimaev and declare victory at UFC 279.

He mentioned: “I can’t provide you with a quantity concerning the probability [Diaz will win], however everyone knows based mostly on the statistics and the info, Khamzat is the favorite, Nate is the underdog. However I feel Khamzat has by no means fought in a five-round combat.

“One other large X-factor is Nate Diaz is Nate Diaz – you don’t know what occurs if the combat goes to the fifth spherical and the final minute and final seconds if you happen to combat with Nate Diaz.

“What we actually want is a miracle, is a shock within the combat, and I imagine Nate Diaz is the man that can provide you this.”

On his combat towards Tony Ferguson, Jingliang mentioned: “I imagine Tony is aware of what he’s doing now.

“He’s been on this enterprise for a really very long time. I feel for every fighter, we simply combat for ourselves, for our households, so I don’t assume we have to care what others take into consideration how this combat goes.

“Our job is to combat, and the matchmakers job is to match fighters up who will give the followers a shock, and your job as media is to let all people know and watch this combat.

“We’re not simply merely hyping up the combat, we simply wish to allow you to followers know that it’s going to be a really thrilling combat, a really fascinating combat you must watch.”

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