UFC 279 takes place Saturday with the possible farewell fight for one of the promotion’s biggest stars, but before the fights get underway, join MMA Junkie’s Farah Hannoun for a preview show right here at 5 p.m. ET.
After a tumultuous Friday caused by Khamzat Chimaev’s massive weight miss, the new welterweight headliner will feature Nate Diaz against Tony Ferguson in what is the final fight on Diaz’s UFC contract. And in the co-main event, Chimaev – who originally was slated to meet Diaz – will take on Kevin Holland in a catchweight bout. Both fights are scheduled for five rounds.
UFC 279 takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view follwong prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.
Below is the complete UFC 279 lineup:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Nate Diaz vs. Tony Ferguson
Khamzat Chimaev vs. Kevin Holland
Li Jingliang vs. Daniel Rodriguez
Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
Ion Cutelaba vs. Johnny Walker
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPNews/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin
Chris Barnett vs. Jake Collier
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolf
Heili Alateng vs. Chad Anheliger
Melissa Martinez vs. Elise Reed
Yohan Lainesse vs. Darian Weeks
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 279.